Antique bracket clock by John Brown, Edinburgh

Offered by Raffety Ltd.
Antique bracket clock by John Brown, Edinburgh

Antique bracket clock by John Brown, Edinburgh

Offered by Raffety.
Date & Origin c. 1740, Scotland
Dimensions
H
16.50 inch (41 cm)
Description
A fine George II period ebony cased bracket clock by John Brown, Edinburgh. This fine clock in an ebony moulded case has an inverted bell top with a brass carrying handle. The sides have elaborately pierced gilt brass sound frets depicting flowers and cherubs.

The brass dial has a silvered chapter ring with a mock pendulum, date aperture and a signature plate signed Jno Brown Edinburgh. Above is a subsidiary dial showing strike/silent. Around the dials in the four corners are pierced rococo spandrels with face masks.

The movement with verge escapement and a beautifully engraved back-plate, strikes the hours on a bell and is also quarter repeating
Literature
John Brown, son of John Brown of Edinburgh, free in 1720, died in 1748-50. See: Brian Loomes 'Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World'
Medium
Ebony
Signed / Inscribed
1740
Condition
Excellent
P.O.A
Dimensions
H
16.50 inch (41 cm)
Description
A fine George II period ebony cased bracket clock by John Brown, Edinburgh. This fine clock in an ebony moulded case has an inverted bell top with a brass carrying handle. The sides have elaborately pierced gilt brass sound frets depicting flowers and cherubs.

The brass dial has a silvered chapter ring with a mock pendulum, date aperture and a signature plate signed Jno Brown Edinburgh. Above is a subsidiary dial showing strike/silent. Around the dials in the four corners are pierced rococo spandrels with face masks.

The movement with verge escapement and a beautifully engraved back-plate, strikes the hours on a bell and is also quarter repeating

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