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Ebonised Verge bracket clock for sale. Striking and repeating on bells. Made by Andrew Marchant, London. C.1750.

A very good example of a totally original George II period table clock.

Stock No:   14113

The eight day duration, five knopped pillared, double fusee movement with original Verge Recoil escapement and profusely engraved backplate and Verge cock apron with a floral design. Rack striking the hours on a large bell and repeating the quarters 'at will' on a further nest of six bells.

Behind a 6 1/2" wide break-arch brass dial with silvered chapter ring, subsidiary Strike/silent ring to the arch, calendar date ring, false pendulum bob and aperture backing and 'Drop-mouth' curved maker's plate. The chapter ring having Roman numerals within the minute ring and outer Arabic 'fives' outside the minutes. The 'Strike/silent' being in script and separated with swirls. The false bob backing also engraved with a floral pattern and the maker's plate being well signed "And:(re)w Marchant (of) London". The chapter centres being exceptionally well matted and the corner spandrels being of fruit basket design and the arch spandrels depicting facing caricatures of Mr. Punch. Also having blued steel shaped and fretted hands.

Contained in an ebonised fruitwood veneered oak case. Having an inverted bell top with brass swinging handle, well-formed and returned top moulding and door edge moulding, convex and lambs-ear vertical door corners to all sides, circular-over-rectangular side glazed apertures, fretted front door quadrants backed with red silk, well-formed elaborated concave moulding to the plinth and sat upon four cast brass splayed 'Ogee' feet.

* These repeating clocks with a strike/silent feature were usually taken to the bedchamber at night and placed in silent mode using the selector hand in the arch. They would not then strike the hours and awaken the owner but he could simply pull the repeat cord in the darkness and the clock would strike the quarters followed by the last hour. It is for this reason that they were fitted with the more robust 'Verge' escapement and even though there is a hook in which to place the pendulum during transit, it was rarely used as time would be lost so, the clock was grabbed by the top handle and carried up to bed - still ticking! Once seen, these clocks really fire the imagination as to their history and usage. This is well priced for a good example of an original clock that is becoming ever rarer.

** This particular clock is exceptional in both its originality and condition, the case mouldings, engraving and dial quality are superior. The maker, Andrew Marchant, is listed as having worked in Gerrard Street, London and prior to 1762.

Dimensions:                         20" high (including handle) x 11 1/2" wide x 8" deep (including feet).

Circa:                                   1750.

Condition:                             Excellent.

Price:                                    £12,500.00.

Investment forcast:               7  (please refer to our 'Buying for Investment' page for explanation).

Georgian ebonised bracket clock with verge escapement and repeating on bells. Circa 1750.
  • Georgian ebonised bracket clock with verge escapement and repeating on bells. Circa 1750.
  • Georgian ebonised bracket clock with verge escapement and repeating on bells. Circa 1750.
  • Georgian ebonised bracket clock with verge escapement and repeating on bells. Circa 1750.
  • Georgian ebonised bracket clock with verge escapement and repeating on bells. Circa 1750.
  • Georgian ebonised bracket clock with verge escapement and repeating on bells. Circa 1750.
  • Georgian ebonised bracket clock with verge escapement and repeating on bells. Circa 1750.
  • Georgian ebonised bracket clock with verge escapement and repeating on bells. Circa 1750.
  • Georgian ebonised bracket clock with verge escapement and repeating on bells. Circa 1750.
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