A VERY FINE 18th CENTURY VERGE BRACKET CLOCK

Price: £4950
Stock No. 5187/k

Thomas Gardner of London: An impressive 18th century lacquer-cased BRACKET CLOCK in fine condition and in full working order. The case, of ‘bell-top’ design is decorated with its original gilded chinoiserie lacquerwork, with upper cast brass carrying handle; brass spandrels to the upper section of the front door and shaped brass escutcheon.  The eight-day movement retains its original verge escapement with bob pendulum and finely engraved cock and backplate. It strikes hours on a bell and repeats hours via the pull cord.  The fine dial, with its original ornate spandrels, incorporates “Strike/Silent” control in the arch; mock pendulum below “XII” and date aperture above “VI”.  Original blued steel hands. Free delivery and setting-up 100 miles around Bath. circa 1750-1770.

*  Thomas Gardner: (active: 1740-1770) of The Minories, London. A longcase clock by him can be seen in the Virginia Museum. He died in 1770.