An 18th century ebonised musical bracket clock circa 1760
Daniel Vauguion, London c.1760-93
Having a 6" break-arched dial , silvered chapter ring with Roman hours, matted centre with signed maker's cartouche and mock pendulum aperture, within pierced gilt spandrels, the arch having a silvered Strike/Silent ring framed with applied pierced gilt scroll and mask arches , the three train gut-driven fusee movement now with anchor escapement (converted from verge), thought to have originally been a quarter repeater, ringing on a carillon of eight bells, the finely engraved back plate decorated with foliage, the case having an inverted bell top and brass handle above a moulded cornice, stopped brass foliate fretwork spandrels and caddie-moulded corners to the door, the sides with pierced brass roundels and foliate frets, the whole raised on gilt brass ogee bracket feet. Sold with pendulum and case key.
42cm (16 1/2 inches) high excluding handle