Skip to navigation
Skip to content

Georgian mahogany bracket clock with painted break-arch dial by John Harris of London. Circa. 1785.

A very pretty and original bracket or table clock that is 235 years old!

Stock No:   14360

The substantial, good quality, eight day duration, 5 pillar, double gut fusee movement has its original Anchor Recoil escapement. It has rack striking the hours on a top-mounted bell and has pull repeating at will and strike/silent feature. The backplate is decorated with edge border engraving with concave cornering that is taken up with floral engraved patterns. The centre has an oval cartouche surrounding the maker's name "John Harris, London" in script. The fixing brackets, strike/silent return spring, pendulum parking bracket and pendulum bob are similarly engraved. The substantial, regulator quality pendulum has a large and heavy lenticular bob and sculptured rod with a micrometer regulating nut within a double carriage. It also has Arabic numerals and a regulating scale.

The 8" wide, break-arch, painted brass dial is very attractive and retains most of its paintwork. The chapter has black outer Arabic 5's, a minute track and inner, Roman hour numerals. The corners are decorated with roses and strawberries within raised gilt triangular broken borders. The arch has conforming roses decorations flanking the Strike/silent dial which curiously, is disguised as a rise and fall regulation dial (this gives the impression that the case houses a finer movement!). The three hands are brass with the hour and minute hands of decorative lattice style.

The flame veneered mahogany case is of good colour and patination throughout. The break-arch top has a single brass edged pad that carries a cast brass swinging handle. The top moulding is particularly good with a small Cavetto return. Both full doors are glazed with their original and working locks the front of which has a quadrant brass framing around the glazed aperture and brass piping to the sides. The case sides have full-length rectangular brass, fish scale frets that are backed with gold silk and the short plinth with moulded top sits upon four cast brass, Ogee style feet.

* It is very unusual to see a clock of this type with a 'white dial' rather than silvered which is the norm. I feel that this really is a very attractive piece especially because of its fine and original condition.

Dimensions:        17 1/4" high with the handle down x 12" wide x 8" deep.

Circa:                   1785.

Condition:            Case and dial very good. The movement is running very well but rquires an
                              overhaul.

Price:                    £3,750. in present condition, the cost of any work required can be advised upon
                              application.

Georgian mahogany bracket clock with painted break-arch dial by John Harris of London. Circa. 1785.
  • Georgian mahogany bracket clock with painted break-arch dial by John Harris of London. Circa. 1785.
  • Georgian mahogany bracket clock with painted break-arch dial by John Harris of London. Circa. 1785.
  • Georgian mahogany bracket clock with painted break-arch dial by John Harris of London. Circa. 1785.
  • Georgian mahogany bracket clock with painted break-arch dial by John Harris of London. Circa. 1785.
  • Georgian mahogany bracket clock with painted break-arch dial by John Harris of London. Circa. 1785.
  • Georgian mahogany bracket clock with painted break-arch dial by John Harris of London. Circa. 1785.
  • Georgian mahogany bracket clock with painted break-arch dial by John Harris of London. Circa. 1785.
  • Georgian mahogany bracket clock with painted break-arch dial by John Harris of London. Circa. 1785.
Quick Contact Quick Contact

Quick Contact

or telephone 01202 429718

Join Our Mailing List for priority notification of special offers