Unusual 18th Century Verge Drop Dial Wall/Bracket Clock
An unusual late 18th century Verge WALL/BRACKET CLOCK by Edw’d Wicksteed Aldermanbury of London.
The totally original eight-day large circular ‘verge’ movement and twin fusees strikes hours on a bell, with calendar window, fixed bob and engraved backplate. The beautifully engraved and silvered dial with mock pendulum and engraved signature is enclosed behind it’s original brass and domed glass door with brass flowers at the quarters.
The clock is contained in a fine quality “flame mahogany” long drop-dial case and mounted on a Bracket. The movement fits snugly inside its case, and there are no side inspection doors, which makes it difficult to photograph the movement and fusees.
The strike/silent mechanism (see switch ‘hole’ above the XII in images) has either come adrift, or is missing altogether.
Height: 41 inches (with bracket) (104cm); 32 inches (without Bracket) (81.5cm). Width: 10 inches (widest) (25.5cm). Dial diameter: 9 inches (23cm)
Dated: c.1760-80 (George II / George III)
Stock No. 724/2019/PFK
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