1770s Musical quarter chiming Clock - Thomas Wagstaffe, London
1770s Musical quarter chiming Clock - Thomas Wagstaffe, London
1770s Musical quarter chiming Clock - Thomas Wagstaffe, London
1770s Musical quarter chiming Clock - Thomas Wagstaffe, London
1770s Musical quarter chiming Clock - Thomas Wagstaffe, London

1770s Musical quarter chiming Clock - Thomas Wagstaffe, London

c. 1770 London

Offered by Carlton Clocks Ltd.

£13,500 gbp
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A rare George III bell-chiming bracket clock of very pleasing proportions.

The substantial six pillar triple fusee eight-day movement has a verge escapement regulated by a short bob pendulum, a well-engraved backplate with a retaining clasp for the pendulum for travel.

It chimes the quarters on a graduated nest of eight-bells and strikes the hour on a further large bell. There is a pull-repeat cord for the chime.

The pad-top shallow break-arch case has fine mahogany veneers. The unusual design is an amended form of Ellicott's style introduced in c.1755 - a square door with round dial aperture, intended to show only that part of the dial to show the time. The look has been softened with the pierced and engraved gilt brass sound frets to the arched frieze, and conforming brass fillet frets below the dial - a very well proportioned and handsome look.

The sides have scroll pierced wooden frets to the frieze over silk-backed brass sound frets, and large brass handles. The rear again has the wooden fretwork frieze over a glazed break-arch door.

The 8 inch square silvered brass dial has an engraved Roman chapter ring with Arabic five minutes to the outer track and it is signed Thomas Wagstaffe, LONDON. There is a square date aperture to the centre, and a strike / silent lever at III o'clock.

Original matching fine pierced blued steel hands.

Cast brass squab feet and pineapple finial mounts.
To be overhauled and guaranteed for 3 years.
Thomas Wagstaffe (1724-1802), began his life and career in Banbury, Oxfordshire before moving to London circa 1756. Between 1756 and 1793 he worked at Carey Street, London and Gracechurch Street, London. As well as making complex and, frequently, musical clocks, he was renowned for his watches. Examples of his work are included in Metropolitan Museum of Art, Virginia Museum and the Ilbert Collection.
Dimensions
Height 6.00 cm (2.36 inches)
Stock Code
D T Wagstaffe
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