A good 18th century twin fusee bracket clock, with red lacquer 'Chinoiserie' decoration William Webster, Exchange Alley, London
Lot 37
A good 18th century twin fusee bracket clock, with red lacquer 'Chinoiserie' decoration William Webster, Exchange Alley, London
Sold for £6,250 (US$ 10,494) inc. premium
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A good 18th century twin fusee bracket clock, with red lacquer 'Chinoiserie' decoration William Webster, Exchange Alley, London A good 18th century twin fusee bracket clock, with red lacquer 'Chinoiserie' decoration William Webster, Exchange Alley, London A good 18th century twin fusee bracket clock, with red lacquer 'Chinoiserie' decoration William Webster, Exchange Alley, London
Lot Details
A good 18th century twin fusee bracket clock, with red lacquer 'Chinoiserie' decoration
William Webster, Exchange Alley, London
Having a 6 3/4" break arch dial with silvered Roman and Arabic chapter ring, the matted centre with mock pendulum, calendar aperture and shaped signature cartouche, with subsidiary strike/silent dial to the arch and applied floral and foliate scroll spandrels; the twin fusee movement with later anchor escapement and adjustable pendulum, backplate signed and engraved with foliate scrolls; inverted bell top with hinged handle over four pine cone finials and fish scale side frets, the case enriched with Chinese figures and temples among diaper panels, probably re-decorated in the 19th century. With pendulum and winder. 46cm (18 inches) high

Footnotes

  • William Webster, (son of William (1) apprentice of Thomas Thompion), was apprenticed in 1727. He obtained his Freedom in 1734 and rose to become the Master of the Clockmakers Company in 1755.

    This clock was sold previously in these rooms and is now re-offered for sale by the beneficiaries of the buyers estate. Sale 17801 14th July 2010. Lot 73.
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