A third quarter of the 18th century laquered quarter chiming musical bracket clock  Robert and Peter Higgs, London
Lot 24W
A third quarter of the 18th century faux tortoiseshell laquered quarter chiming and musical bracket clock Robert and Peter Higgs, London
Sold for £9,375 (US$ 15,305) inc. premium

Lot Details
A third quarter of the 18th century faux tortoiseshell laquered quarter chiming and musical bracket clock
Robert and Peter Higgs, London
The large bell top surmounted by a turned brass finial and painted with flowers, over pierced foliate sound frets, the break arch case with four corner finials, a brass handle to each side, over shaped side glasses and the plinth base with shaped apron, the whole painted with further floral panels within gilt diaper, foliate and floral borders on a tortoiseshell lacquer ground, the 7.75 inch brass Roman and Arabic dial with foliate spandrels; inset silvered signature plate, mock pendulum and calendar apertures to the matted centre, the arch with two-tune selection subsidiary dial over chime/silent and strike/silent levers, the triple fusee movement with verge escapement, chiming the quarters on a rack of eight bells and sixteen hammers, playing a minuet or march on the hour, striking the hour on a larger single bell, the signed backplate engraved with profuse foliate scrolls centred on a basket. 71cm (28in) high.

Footnotes

  • Robert and Peter Higgs are recorded as working in Sweetings Alley, London in 1770.
    As well as producing fine clocks for the domestic market, they had success exporting their clocks overseas.
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