18th century BRACKET CLOCK

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1799/18: John Swinburn of SUNDERLAND: a very good quality mid-18th century BRACKET CLOCK, fully restored and in perfect working order. The ebonised case is surmounted by a "bell" top with a finely cast ormolu handle and four ormolu finials. The 8-day movement retains its original verge escapement, striking and repeating hours on a bell. Fine dial with "Strike/Silent" in the arch and date aperture above "VI". Engraved backplate with engraved signature and heart-shaped back-cock. 20ins (51cms) high. *John Swinburn (Father and Son, Jonathan) worked as Clockmakers in Sunderland from circa 1745


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