18th Century London ‘Verge’ Bracket Clock By John Rapton

Price: £5750
Stock No. 341/PFK


A fine quality and original George III mahogany BRACKET CLOCK from the third quarter of the 18th century. Made by John Rapton of London.

The case of “bell-top” design features a brass carrying handle to the top; pierced fretwork corners to the front door and original mahogany feet. The 8-day movement, with a finely engraved backplate, retains its original verge escapement, striking hours on a bell and repeating hours at will. The dial is very fine, with cast spandrels; both roman and arabic numerals, original blued steel hands; date aperture above “VI” and “Strike/ Silent” control in the arch.

Engraved signature to the shaped cartouche: John Rapton LONDON.

Dimensions: Height (excluding handle): 18ins (46cm)

Date: c.1770

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