A good, small late 18th century quarter chiming mahogany bracket clock with enamel dials  John Taylo
Lot 126
A good small late 18th century quarter chiming mahogany bracket clock with enamel dials John Taylor, London, the movement numbered 2264
Sold for £14,880 (US$ 25,110) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A good small late 18th century quarter chiming mahogany bracket clock with enamel dials
John Taylor, London, the movement numbered 2264
Arched top with a moulded cornice over fish scale side frets and a moulded plinth base to brass ogee bracket feet, the arched dial door with a gilt brass bezel framing the 4.5 inch enamel Roman dial with minute track and brass hands, set within mask and foliate scroll spandrels below an arch set with an enamel subsidiary dial to engage strike or silent, the triple chain fusee movement measuring just 5.5 by 4.5 inches and united by six knopped pillars, now converted to anchor escapement, rack striking the hours on a bell and chiming the quarters on a nest of eight bells and hammers, the backplate with a line border enclosing asymmetric foliate scrolls and a basket of fruit with signature below 34.5cm (13.5in) high to the top of the handle, 30.5cm (12in) to the top of the arch

Footnotes

  • Movements of this type were supplied to some of the finest clock makers in London by the firm of Thwaites and Reed. The backplate of this clock is numbered across the top right hand edge 2264 and from the Thwaites and Reed records we can date this clock to 1800.

    The rear door carries a printed book plate for Sir Richard George Douglas Powell, Bt. with his Coat of Arms carrying the motto 'Anima In Amicis Una'.

    The rear of the dial plate carries several repairers marks including
    J Clark, June 1804, May '83, Jan '93, Ap '97, June 1904 and John Richards, Jan 1975.
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