A George II mahogany half hour striking bracket clock John Pittman, London, second quarter 18th century

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Lot 1214
A George II mahogany half hour striking bracket clock
John Pittman, London, second quarter 18th century

US$ 6,000 - 8,000
£ 4,300 - 5,700
Property of a Seattle, Washington private collector
A George II mahogany half hour striking bracket clock
John Pittman, London, second quarter 18th century
The case with later handle and lacking moldings, raised on later brass bracket feet, the 7 1/2 inch arched brass dial with date ring and strike/silent lever above a formerly silvered roman chapter ring with fleur de lis half hour markers and lozenge half quarter marks, mock pendulum aperture and signature cartouche in the matted center, later blued hands, twin fusee movement with gut lines (striking line detached), five knopped and ringed pillars, verge escapement with knife edge suspension, rack striking the hours and half hours on bell.
height 20 1/2 in (52cm)

Footnotes

  • Britten records John Pittman free of the Clockmakers Company, 7 February 1714.
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A George II mahogany half hour striking bracket clock John Pittman, London, second quarter 18th century
A George II mahogany half hour striking bracket clock John Pittman, London, second quarter 18th century
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