This is a very fine and impressive gilt brass mounted verge bracket clock by William Smith of London circa 1760
The double fusee movement retains its original verge escapement and has a beautifully engraved back plate depicting oriental scenes. It strikes the hours on a bell and unusually once on the half hour . It has a pull repeat and strike silent facility in the arch.
The inverted bell top case has gilt brass edged glazed sides and doors which allow the movement to be clearly seen . There are caryatids to all four canted corners and pierced sound frets front and rear . The extensive use of applied gilt brass on all sides indicate that the clock was made to be displayed in the centre of a room or in front of a mirror . It is a very impressive item indeed .
The 7 inch arched silvered brass chapter ring and spandrel dial has a beautifully matted centre with false pendulum aperture and the makers name attached on a plate . The strike silent dial is in the arch and a calendar aperture above 6 o'clock . The pierced steel hands are original. The clock is imperfect working order
As can be seen from the images this clock is in excellent condition throughout and is ready to be displayed in the home.The ebonised case has developed a lovely warm colour over the years and shows the fruit wood base veneer in parts giving it a wonderful patina
As with all antiques of this great age there are the odd expected age related marks but nothing worth specifically mentioning.
This is an impressive clock being is 18 1/2 inches tall (handle down). The width is 12 inches and the depth 7 1/4.
Any potential clients are very welcome to view the clock prior to purchase (or pay on delivery)to ensure that they are satisfied with their purchase.
This clock is much nicer in the flesh and looks superb .
If the asking price is paid in full then I will deliver and set up the clock free of charge to the English mainland,Wales and the Scottish lowlands.I will also provide a 2 years guarantee under these circumstances.This is the same service that is provided by a high street retailer without the customer having to pay for the overheads
If a lesser off is accepted then this will be sold as a trade sale with the clock as described and with shipping costs the responsibility of the buyer.
I will ship this clock worldwide .
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Asia and Australia £260
Fine Verge Fusee Bracket Clock - William Smith
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