A rare Queen Anne basket top quarter repeating bracket timepiece.Signed Thomas Gorsuch in Salop Fecit, circa 1710
Lot 21
A rare Queen Anne basket top quarter repeating bracket timepiece.Signed Thomas Gorsuch in Salop Fecit, circa 1710
Sold for US$ 12,500 inc. premium
Lot Details
A rare Queen Anne basket top quarter repeating bracket timepiece.
Signed Thomas Gorsuch in Salop Fecit, circa 1710
With rising caryatid handle above gilt double basket top repousse with medallion of Britannia flanked by cherubs among pierced scrolls, leafy bud finials to the corners of the molded top, glazed side panels, door with gilt pierced scroll mounts, molded plinth base raised on later ball feet, the 7inch square brass dial secured by three pinned feet, winged cherub spandrels enclosing the silvered roman chapter ring with lozenge half quarter marks and fleur de lis half hour marks, the matted center with chamfered date and mock pendulum apertures engraved with stiff leaves, the single fusee movement with four latched knopped and finned pillars, verge escapement with bob pendulum and pierced apron, repeating the hours and quarters on two bells by means of pulley on the backplate engraved with leafy scrolls within wheat ear border and with signature panel 18 ¾ in. (48cm) high

Footnotes

  • Thomas Gorsuch (or Gossage) a prominent Shropshire clock and watch maker was born in Shrewsbury in 1683. He became free of the Clockmakers' Company in 1701. Between 1711 and 1718 took six apprentices each for a term of seven years. His surviving work also includes longcase clocks and a number of watches, many with mock pendulums or glass balance cocks. He died and was buried in Shrewsbury in 1727.
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