ALEX WILSON
ALEX WILSON
ALEX WILSON
ALEX WILSON

ALEX WILSON

c. 1775 LONDON

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A fine George III bracket clock in an ebonized brass bound case of small proportions, standing on brass bracket feet.

The three pad, brass bound top is surmounted by a single brass carrying handle. The break arch brass dial is mounted with rococo spandrels and a silvered chapter ring. There is an aperture to view a false pendulum and another above six o’clock to view the day of the month. In the arch is a recessed silvered cartouche signed by the maker Alex Wilson London with silvered subsidiary dials for rise and fall regulation and strike/silent.

The two train fusee, eight day duration movement has a verge escapement and fully engraved backplate. The hours are sounded on a bell and can be repeated at will. The backplate is also signed by the maker.

Date: circa 1775

Height: 13 in (34 cm)

* Alexander Wilson is recorded on page 846 of Brian Loomes’ Clockmakers of the World – 21st Edition as working in Drury Lane prior to 1772 and he was a member of the Clockmakers’ Company until 1794.
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