18th Century Irish Bracket Clock
18th Century Irish Bracket Clock
18th Century Irish Bracket Clock
18th Century Irish Bracket Clock
18th Century Irish Bracket Clock
18th Century Irish Bracket Clock

18th Century Irish Bracket Clock

c. 1770 Dublin

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The design of this case if known as inverted bell top. This hand-built mahogany cased clock stands on four brass ball feet with a brass carrying handle. The case is glazed on four sides to allow maximum viewing of the mechanics and it is flanked on four corners with fluted Doric columns. The craftsmanship is very high and the choice of timber is excellent. The case is a beautiful rich colour with varying tones.

The clock has a single fusee movement with verge escapement and shaped plates.

The beautiful break arch dial showing Christie's engraved signature and city of work - Dublin. The decorative ormolu spandrels complimenting the timber case. The silvered chapter ring showing roman and Arabic numerals and pierced steel hands and also has an aperture for a mock pendulum. The matted dial centre finishing off the overall look.

Alexander Christie was working prior to 1758 as he is listed as a QuarterBrother. He was made a Freeman of the Goldsmiths Co. in 1771 which was the Guild controlling the quality of clockmakers in Ireland. He worked at 3 Little Chancery Lane, circa 1775, according to William Galland Stuart's Watch and Clockmakers in Ireland.

Irish bracket clocks are extremely rare due to the fact that they were very expensive to produce and our population was very small.

A truly beautiful piece of craftsmanship and a wonderful piece of Irish history.
Dimensions
Height 18.00 inch (45.72 cm)
Width 11.00 inch (27.94 cm)
Depth 7.50 inch (19.05 cm)
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