Lot No. 288 (94th Auction)
William Pringle Faichney, Kinross, 2100 mm, circa 1850

A Scottish precision regulator with chiming train for six different tunes
Case: mahogany. Dial: enamel, regulator dial. Movm.: rectangular-shaped brass movement, 8 hammers / 8 bells, Graham escapement, wooden pendulum rod and -brass bob, pendulum spring suspension.

William Pringle Faichney of Kinross in Scotland was active from about 1830 until his death on May 8, 1851. His musical regulator was part of the exhibition "500 years of Scottish clockmaking" in Falkirk in May 1997; his work stands as a good example for a trend developing around the middle of the 19th century, when clockmakers felt that long case clocks not only needed to be accurate in their timekeeping, but also attractive and even somewhat flamboyant in their appearance. The bells of this clock play as many as six tunes: St. David, English Air, Rousseau's Dream, Chance a While und Peter's Borugh.
Estimate  11,000 - 14,000 €

Price Realised  12,400 €
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