Mid 18th Century Timepiece Bracket Clock

REF: 241920


A classical English bracket clock, dating to the middle of the 18th Century. The fruitwood case which has been ebonised has an inverted bell caddy top, with a brass carrying handle, a break arch door with brass escutcheon and it stands on small shaped bracket feet. The brass dial has a signed name plate within the arch, an engraved and silvered chapter ring, brass spandrels and a date aperture within a matted centre. The 8 day fusee movement has an anchor escapement. The maker Gabriel Smith of Chester is listed as working 1752-1797.

  • Height 51 cm / 20 14"
  • Width 25.5 cm / 10 "
  • Depth 14.5 cm / 5 34"


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  • Year c 1760
  • Country England
  • Condition This is an original clock. The case has been revived and the silk replaced. In 19th century it was fashionable to convert the original verge escapement into an anchor which gave better timekeeping and reliability and in the process remove the pull quarter repeat, as is the case with this clock. The rear door has also been moved backwards slightly to accommodate the conversion. The movement has been serviced in our own workshops and is guaranteed for 12 months. If you would like a video clip of this clock working please email us.