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Longcase clock by James Bishop of Edinburgh c. 1795,  8 day movement, striking the hours, arched top one piece silvered dial with engraved decoration, featuring sea horses and  scrolling foliage terminating in eagles heads, being a style particular to Edinburgh. Seconds and date indication. The oak case being of typical East coast/Edinburgh form for the period,  slender proportions with fretted panels to the swan neck pediment.

James Bishop is listed as working at 'foot of Pleasance' in 1794 and later listed as watchmaker in 1816 at 131 West Port just under a mile from his previous location. Interestingly he signed the petition against the tax on clocks and watches on 26th Dec 1797. Two other known examples of his work are an interesting stick barometer c. 1800 and a longcase movement also with silvered dial but also indicating moon phases.

The movement, dial and case professionally and sympathetically restored.  Condition excellent with minor restorations, cleaning and waxing, movement overhauled to a guaranteed standard.