FINE 18TH CENTURY MAHOGANY “VERGE” BRACKET CLOCK
A handsome and excellent quality mahogany BRACKET CLOCK from the third quarter of the 18th century. The case is of finely figured mahogany with a “bell” top surmounted by a cast brass carrying handle; cast brass ‘pineapple’ finials; pierced brass spandrels and inner brass slip frame to the glazed front door and it is supported on ogee bracket feet.
The 8-day movement retains its original verge escapement, striking hours on a bell and repeating hours at will via the pull cord. Finely engraved backplate and matching engraved brackets. The dial is typical of the period, with “Strike/Silent” in the arch; engraved and silvered chapter-ring; cast brass spandrels; date aperture above “VI” and original pierced blued steel hands. It is signed Florimond Goddard, London, in the engraved and silvered cartouche below “XII”.
Date: circa 1770
Dimensions: 19.5ins high; 11.5ins wide; 7.5ins deep (49.5 x 29 x 19cms)
Stock No. 5043/k