George Iii Ebony Veneered Bracket Clock With Pull Quarter Repeat On Six Bells

George Iii Ebony Veneered Bracket Clock With Pull Quarter Repeat On Six Bells

George Iii Ebony Veneered Bracket Clock With Pull Quarter Repeat On Six Bells

£15,900.00
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About this item

The ebony-veneered case has a so-called inverted bell top, a design which became popular in the early Georgian period (from 1715 onwards). The case is adorned with brass mouldings and rests on shaped brass block feet. It is surmounted by a brass carrying handle. There are silk-backed pierced ebony sound frets to the front and back doors, whilst the sides are glazed. The arched brass dial has a Roman silvered chapter ring, with two subsidiary rings in the arch, on the left-hand side a strike/silent ring to switch off the striking, and on the right rise-and-fall regulation. In the corners there are pierced cast brass spandrels, whilst the matted centre has false pendulum and date apertures. The time is indicated by a pair of period pierced blued-steel hands on the black Roman chapter ring with Arabic five-minute and minute divisions. The spring-driven, eight-day, twin chain- fusee movement has a going train with verge escapement and short pendulum with knife-edge suspension. The rack striking train indicates the hours on a bell. In addition, it has quarter pull repeat on six bells. The backplate is finely engraved and similarly signed as on the front within an engraved cartouche.

Features
• Eight-day double chain fusee movement
• Verge escapement
• Pull quarter repeat on six bells
• Break arch dial with Roman silvered chapter ring
• Pierced cast brass spandrels
• Silk-backed pierced ebony sound frets to the front and back doors
• Glazed sides
• Strike and silent function
• Brass mouldings, rests and shaped feet

Provenance: Private collection, Oxfordshire

Literature: Maker, Thomas Hughes was a member of the Worshipful Clockmakers Company from 1712-1753, until the year of his death. His son of the same name (apprenticed 1734) was also a clockmaker, but it is highly likely that this clock was made by the father.

Dimensions

W29.0 x H54.0 x D18.5 cm

Condition

Used

Wear condition

Good

Brand/manufacturer

Thomas Hughes & Son Ltd.

Date of manufacture

1700s

Place of origin

United Kingdom

Period

18th Century and Earlier

Seller

VAT status

Seller is VAT registered

SKU

11969913
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