A Fine George III Period Mahogany Bracket Clock Signed by Alex Dickie
A Fine George III Period Mahogany Bracket Clock Signed by Alex Dickie
A Fine George III Period Mahogany Bracket Clock Signed by Alex Dickie
A Fine George III Period Mahogany Bracket Clock Signed by Alex Dickie
A Fine George III Period Mahogany Bracket Clock Signed by Alex Dickie
A Fine George III Period Mahogany Bracket Clock Signed by Alex Dickie
A Fine George III Period Mahogany Bracket Clock Signed by Alex Dickie
A Fine George III Period Mahogany Bracket Clock Signed by Alex Dickie
A Fine George III Period Mahogany Bracket Clock Signed by Alex Dickie
A Fine George III Period Mahogany Bracket Clock Signed by Alex Dickie
A Fine George III Period Mahogany Bracket Clock Signed by Alex Dickie

A Fine George III Period Mahogany Bracket Clock Signed by Alex Dickie

c. 1770 to c. 1780 England

Offered by Windsor House Antiques Ltd

£7,800 gbp
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A particularly fine George III period mahogany bracket clock signed Alex Dickie Edinburgh. English, late 18th century. With beautifully cast spandrel's to the dial with silvered inner rings. Two subsidiary dials for the days of the week and strike silent. Finely engraved backplate. The whole case covered in the best quality chiseled, gilt bronze filigrees work. The cartouche with pierced top corners to the front side.
All of our Clocks have been cleaned, assembled, lubricated & tested and kept on test for seven days. They all carry a no quibble, one-year guarantee.
Alexander Dickie was apprenticed to Daniel Binny, clockmaker of Edinburgh for 7 years from 13 June 1764. He was born in Dunfermline, Fife on 29 May 1748, son of William Dickie, dyer, later a clothier. And Margaret Mitchell. He was made free on 26 December 1769 and admitted to the Incorporation of Hammermen of Dunfermline ( similar to London Livery companies) on 24 April 1771. Became their Boxmaster (treasurer) in 1773.
Clockmakers Notes
The clock has an eight-day two-train fuse movement. Originally timekeeping was via a verge escapement, which was later converted to “tic-tac” recoil anchor. (conversion to anchor was quite common to achieve greater timekeeping accuracy).
Other earlier modifications are the fitting of an extra bob on the pendulum to bring the centre of gravity up and facilitate fine adjustment and the incorporation of maintaining power in the going train. This further improves accuracy by keeping the escapement powered during winding.
The two manually operated aide-memoir sub-dials in the arch make the clock relatively unique. On the left, the strike/no-strike incorporates a month indicator and on the right, the day of the week dial can be rotated to indicate the corresponding dates for days in the month. These are aid-memories as there is no evidence that these were ever mechanically linked to the movement.
The wheel profiles, five pillar plates and engraved backplate indicate that the clock was originally of high-quality construction.
Repairers marks behind the front plate are; John Hay, Peebles 18/3/85 and J. Dougall 19/10/79. The Hay and Dougall families are recorded as working as clock/watchmakers & jewellers in Scotland in the 19th century. There is a further mark; Cleaned by W ---- May 11 93 which has been crudely scratched out.

Maker
Alexander Dickie was apprenticed to Daniel Binny, clockmaker of Edinburgh for 7 years from 13 June 1764 . He was born in Dunfermline, Fife on 29 May 1748, son of William Dickie (dyer, later a clothier) and Margaret Mitchell. He was made free on 26 December 1769 and admitted to the Incorporation of Hammermen of Dunfermline ( similar to London Livery companies) on 24 April 1771. Became their Boxmaster (treasurer) in 1773.
Working at Dunfermline in 1770 – 6 he then moved to Bridge Street Edinburgh and was admitted as a burgess on 14 January 1778. In 1779 with James Gray he exported twelve eight-day clocks from Leith to St Petersburg, Russia. He married on 8 December 1776 Mariane daughter of the deceased John English (merchant burgess) and admitted as a guild-brother of Edinburgh on 27 July 1786, in the right of his wife. They had an Edinburgh Friendly Fire Insurance policy on their house in Dunbar’s Close. In 1788 – 9 in partnership with Laurence Dalgleish. In London by1805 and died about 1808. Brass dial longcase clock from Dunfermline known.
Dimensions
Height 20.00 inch (50.80 cm)
Width 10.00 inch (25.40 cm)
Depth 6.75 inch (17.14 cm)
Stock Code
8315
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