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Fine Art, Antiques & Asian Art

 
Lot 429
 

A George I/II ebonized twin fusee repeat chiming table clock, The inverted bell top case with a well-cast swing handle and sound frets to the door and sides. The square dial with applied mask spandrels, silvered chapter ring and a punch matted centre with faux pendulum and calendar aperture, the bottom of the chapter ring bearing the maker's name. The five pillar movement with verge escapement and florid engraved backplate and hook-shaped "holdfast", chiming on one large and three smaller bells. The clock is supported by compressed bun feet and accompanied by a later ebonized wall bracket. 28 cm wide x 18 cm deep x 46 cm

Sold for £2,600


Condition Report

The movement seems to be fully wound and runs freely for a few minutes and then the pendulum gives an erratic judder then slowly stops, I have been unable to get the clock to chime at the hours and seems unaffected by the Strike / Night lever, however on a pull of the repeat cord it will strike.

I think the seat board is a replacement due to signs of holes and former woodwork is evident

The backplate of the movement has some surplus holes that I can't adequately explain as the chiming system seems intact.

The pull repeat activates chiming on the three smaller bells

The movement has a cover over the top of the rod of the bob pendulum this metal is of a different colour and gauge.

The case is in good order for its age it has some scratches and has had some restoration in the past the feet are not original

 

A George I/II ebonized twin fusee repeat chiming table clock, The inverted bell top case with a well-cast swing handle and sound frets to the door and sides. The square dial with applied mask spandrels, silvered chapter ring and a punch matted centre with faux pendulum and calendar aperture, the bottom of the chapter ring bearing the maker's name. The five pillar movement with verge escapement and florid engraved backplate and hook-shaped "holdfast", chiming on one large and three smaller bells. The clock is supported by compressed bun feet and accompanied by a later ebonized wall bracket. 28 cm wide x 18 cm deep x 46 cm

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