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Small Walnut verge bracket clock for sale with a Three train movement. Made by Thomas Battely of London. Circa 1765.

A rare and attractive Georgian bracket clock.

Stock No:   14098

The eight day duration, three train fusee, five pillar movement with verge escapement and 'Rise-and-fall' spring suspension. Quarter striking on two bells (Petite Sonnerie) and striking the hours on a third, larger bell. The backplate being signed "Tho(ma)s. Battely London" in large script.

Behind a 6" wide, well executed gilded break-arch brass dial with 'Strike/not strike' lever to the lower right of the arch, a finely matted centre with lower chamfered square calendar aperture, upper false pendulum aperture with silvered backing and an oval maker's cartouche below the XII signed "Thos. Battely. London. Also having a silvered chapter ring with Roman numerals - minute ring and outer Arabic fives, gilt Rococo spandrels to the corners and arch and pierced blued steel hands. The arch bearing a further silver chapter ring for the rise-and-fall regulation with Arabic tens and sixty graduations, the centre being finely matted.

Contained in a small, inverted bell-top, figured walnut case of good colour and patina. Having a brass swinging handle, well cut wooden frets to both door quarters and the sides, all backed in red silk. Stood upon four block feet.

* Thomas Battely (sometimes spelt Batley) was apprenticed to Peter Mallet of Red Lyon Street, London on 12th September, 1745 for 7 years. He is known to have still been working in 1777.

** This is a rare clock because of being three train and so small. It is relatively untouched apart from maintenance and retains its original Verge escapement. It is actually a little gem of originality.

Dimensions:                               17" high including handle up x 9 3/4" wide x 6 3/4" deep.

Condition:                                   Good and original, awaiting preparation.

Circa:                                         1765.

Price:                                          £22,500.00.

Investment forecast:                   6  (please refer to our 'Buying for Investment' page for explanation).

Small Walnut three train bracket clock for sale by Thomas Battely of London.
  • Small Walnut three train bracket clock for sale by Thomas Battely of London.
  • Small Walnut three train bracket clock for sale by Thomas Battely of London.
  • Small Walnut three train bracket clock for sale by Thomas Battely of London.
  • Small Walnut three train bracket clock for sale by Thomas Battely of London.
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