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Antique bracket clock by William Scafe, London
c. 1750 to c. 1760 London
Offered by Raffety Ltd
The arched brass dial has mask and foliage spandrels in the corners and in the arch there are opposing strike and silent dials with a blued steel pointer. The main dial centre, which is matted, has both calendar and mock pendulum apertures. The mock pendulum is delicately engraved with a floral motif. The 8-day hour striking movement has pull repeat on the hour.
Trypical of William Scafe, his signature is found in the arch on a silvered semi-circular disc. The chapter ring has Roman numerals and a double minutes circle with triangles at the five minutes. The strike/silent feature in the arch is most unusual. The two dials are separated by a profusely engraved brass centrepiece of floral designs, with a bird motif beneath the maker's signature. The hour and minute hands are well pierced and finished. The back plate and back-cock are likewise finely engraved with foliate designs and are centred by a bird motif which echoes the engraving in the arch.
|Height||18.00 inch||(45.72 cm)|