Fine 18th century BRACKET CLOCK

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2088/19: A fine 18th century mahogany BRACKET CLOCK of compact size and in good original condition. The case is typically George III, with its “bell” top; set of four cast brass ‘pineapple’ finials and cast carrying handle. To the sides are twin ormolu panels cast with cherubs whilst the front door features similar ormolu spandrels. The 8-day movement, with engraved backplate retains its original verge escapement striking and repeating hours on a bell, whilst the good dial has Strike/Silent control in the arch and a third gilded hand, to show the date. Signed: John Taylor to the cartouche below “XII”. 18ins high. *John Taylor worked at 41, Upper Moorfields, from 1784 until 1788.


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