Lovely red lacquer grandfather clock by Higgs & Diego (James)Evans of London C1775. Featuring arched brass dial with chapter ring and spandrels, finely matted centre and strike silent feature to the arch. Also with subsidiary seconds and calendar and original alarm centre disc.
The fine 8 day duration movement striking the hours on a single bell but also with the alarm weight and feature. High quality wheel work.
The magnificently decorated cabinet showing Chinese Scenes. The cabinet of typical high quality London design and with standard quality features like quarter reeded columns. Reeded hood columns and brass capitals. Moulding to the trunk door and separate decorated base panel.
Higgs and Diego Evans were based at Sweetings Alley and later at the Royal Exchange. C1775-1825. Firm of Robert and Peter Higgs and James Evans. He was called Diego to appeal to the Spanish market. He has watches featured at the Science Museum South Kensington. Bracket clock illustrated Cezsinsky and Webster, also a longcase and bracket clock illustrated in Britten. A bracket clock in the Virginia Museum also signed Higgs and Diego Evans.One of the only makers I can recall that uses a different makers name to appeal to a different market. A lovely collector’s clock.