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A Saltbox English dial wall clock with verge escapement. Made by Wild. Circa 1785.

An early and very good example of a fusee dial clock.

Stock No:   14407

The eight day duration, 4 knopped pillar, gut fusee movement with its original verge escapement and attached pendulum. Also having tapered plates, back cock apron and a pendulum hook to the backplate.

Behind a 12" diameter, silvered and engraved, brass dial with outer, Arabic 5's, minute track with triangular hour markings, short Roman hour numerals and an inner circle. The centre bearing the maker's name of "WILD" above centre in shaded capitals and "LONDON" in a lower curved cartouche, that is surrounded with floral decoration. The engraving is superbly executed and the blued steel pierced hands are absolutely traditional.

Contained in a fine mahogany 'Salt-box' case. The dial surround is recessed to flush-fit the dial and the edge is concave moulded in 'Sheraton' style. The matching wooden bezel is also mahogany with a conforming edge and is glazed and hinged. The saltbox back retains its top and bottom protrusions and has side and bottom access doors that have thin strips to the edges.

* These clocks are extremely rare and because of their age, seldom survive in this condition also, most are ex-English Cartel clocks that became so unpopular that they had later cases made in dial clock style. This clock is exceptionally original.

Dimensions:              15 1/2" wide x 18 1/4" high including protrusions x 6 1/4" deep.

Circa:                         1785.

Condition:                   The movement is in working order and complete however, I would strongly
                                   recommend that it is overhauled especially on such a rare and good example as this.
                                   The dial is fine and appears to have recently been rewaxed and silvered. The case is
                                   superb throughout, all of the joints and fixings are fine and it has an excellent
                                   appearance.

Price:                          £6,750 when fully overhauled however, though I don't recommend it, this item can
                                   be purchased in its present and working condition for £5,000.

A Saltbox English dial wall clock with verge escapement. Made by Wild. Circa 1785.
  • A Saltbox English dial wall clock with verge escapement. Made by Wild. Circa 1785.
  • A Saltbox English dial wall clock with verge escapement. Made by Wild. Circa 1785.
  • A Saltbox English dial wall clock with verge escapement. Made by Wild. Circa 1785.
  • A Saltbox English dial wall clock with verge escapement. Made by Wild. Circa 1785.
  • A Saltbox English dial wall clock with verge escapement. Made by Wild. Circa 1785.
  • A Saltbox English dial wall clock with verge escapement. Made by Wild. Circa 1785.
  • A Saltbox English dial wall clock with verge escapement. Made by Wild. Circa 1785.
  • A Saltbox English dial wall clock with verge escapement. Made by Wild. Circa 1785.
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