A George III mahogany and brass mounted quarter chiming bracket clock with pull repeat, of naval interest the dial signed Richard Smith, Newport (Isle of Wight), and 'Renovated by Grohe, Wigmore St, London'

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Lot 332TP
A George III mahogany and brass mounted quarter chiming bracket clock with pull repeat, of naval interest
the dial signed Richard Smith, Newport (Isle of Wight), and 'Renovated by Grohe, Wigmore St, London'

£ 3,000 - 5,000
US$ 3,900 - 6,600
A George III mahogany and brass mounted quarter chiming bracket clock with pull repeat, of naval interest
the dial signed Richard Smith, Newport (Isle of Wight), and 'Renovated by Grohe, Wigmore St, London'
the bell topped case with carrying handle and fish scale sound grills, the arched brass dial with foliate spandrels and 6.5'' silvered Roman chapter ring with outer Arabic five minute track, the matted centre with mock pendulum (later filled) and date aperture, below a strike silent subsidiary dial, the brass four pillar twin train chain fusee movement with anchor escapement chiming on a nest of six graduated bells and striking on a large bell, with pendulum, case key and later winder, 53cm high

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Captain John Urry RV or RN of Yarmouth, son of Captain David Urry

    The Urrys were thought to be one of the oldest families on the Isle of White, boasting a heritage that could be traced back to the 13th century. Captain John Urry had a house on South St in Yarmouth and documents show that he owned the cliffs around Freshwater in the late 18th century. The white sand which was mined there, was sent to London, Worcester and Bristol for porcelain and glass manufacture.

    In retirement, Urry was was renowned for his hospitality. According to local legend he was reprimanded by the Admiralty for consistently delaying HM ships which were anchored off his property while he entertained their respective crew and officers. After his death, his house at Yarmouth was leased to Chief Constructor of the Navy, Sir William Symonds.
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A George III mahogany and brass mounted quarter chiming bracket clock with pull repeat, of naval interest the dial signed Richard Smith, Newport (Isle of Wight), and 'Renovated by Grohe, Wigmore St, London'
A George III mahogany and brass mounted quarter chiming bracket clock with pull repeat, of naval interest the dial signed Richard Smith, Newport (Isle of Wight), and 'Renovated by Grohe, Wigmore St, London'
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