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Lot 0697
London, ca. 1775. with eight day spring powered fusee movement, consists of going and striking trains with trip repeat. The going train of this bracket clock has anchor escapement and a short pendulum. The striking train indicates the hours fully on a bell. This can be repeated at all times by pulling a chord to the side of the clock. The backplate is engraved with scroll motives. With key. Screws missing from top door hinge. Running condition not known. brass chapter ring with Roman hour numerals, Arabic five-minute and minute divisions. There is a date aperture in the matted centre above the VI. The time is indicated by a pair of pierced blued-steel hands. There is a subsidiary dials in the arch for switching off the striking: strike/silent. Under the XII is a recessed shaped silvered brass plaque bearing the makerÂ’s signature and the number of the clock: John Brockbank London.  The four corners are embellished by symmetrical cast-brass spandrels, as are the spaces next to the ring in the arch. mahogany-veneered oak bell-top case of this bracket clock has arched windows on all sides, the front door with brass-framed glass, so that the movement is entirely visible. The glass in the back door is also arched. In the top corners of the front door are pierced cast-brass sound frets. The clock is surmounted by four pineapple finials and a brass carrying handle. The clock rests on four brass ogee feet. 18 x 11 x 7.25 in. Wear and light restorations throughout. ADDITIONAL IMAGES ADDED OF ANCHOR ESCAPEMENT.

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Mahogany English bracket clock made by John Brockbank

Estimate $2,000 - $4,000Sep 28, 2018