A good third quarter of the 18th century gilt brass mounted ebonised bracket clock  Gravell & Tolkie
Lot 121
A good third quarter of the 18th century gilt brass mounted ebonised bracket clock Gravell & Tolkien, Successors to Eardley Norton, London. Numbered 2347.
Sold for £9,000 (US$ 15,127) inc. premium
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A good third quarter of the 18th century gilt brass mounted ebonised bracket clock  Gravell & Tolkie A good third quarter of the 18th century gilt brass mounted ebonised bracket clock  Gravell & Tolkie
Lot Details
A good third quarter of the 18th century gilt brass mounted ebonised bracket clock
Gravell & Tolkien, Successors to Eardley Norton, London. Numbered 2347.
The bell topped case surmounted by five urn finials over a pair of side handles and arched glazed apertures lined with a brass quadrant moulding to a moulded plinth and block feet, the 7 inch brass dial with shallow arched top set with twin subsidiaries for the strike/silent and rise and fall pendulum regulation, Roman and Arabic chapter ring enclosed by pierced spandrels, the matted centre set with a chamfered date aperture with pin-hole adjustment, with blued steel hands, the twin gut fusee movement with substantial rectangular plates united by five heavy knopped pillars, the movement with (later) deadbeat escapement with heavy pendulum bob 4.25 inches in diameter and scratch numbered 2347, with rack strike on a bell, the backplate signed in flowing copperplate script and numbered 2347 to the top right hand corner 54cm (21in) high.

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  • Gravell and Tolkien took over Eardley Norton's business in 1792.
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