A rare early 18th century ebony veneered verge bracket clock of small size with heraldic coat of arms to the arch. The arched 7" dial with gilt mask head foliated spandrels, finely engraved silvered chapter ring, original cut steel hands and matted centre with date apperture and mock pendulum; the arch with a wheatear engraved border and pinned engraved heraldic coat of arms plaque signed C. Gould London above a strike silent function; fronting an eight day double fusee movement with five finely turned pillars and original verge escapement, pull repeat and hourly bell strike. The back plate superbly engraved with scrolling foliated decoration within a wheatear border. The ebony veneered case with glazed side panels, finely cut scroll work sound frets and inverted bell top with original folding cast brass handle.
17.5" high handle up
15.75" high with handle down
In fully restored working condition
Note; Christopher Gould was a maker of great repute. He was free of the clock makers company in April 1682 and worked in the Royal Exchange. His clocks appear in many famous collections and museums. He died in 1718. This clock is highly unusual with having the engraved heraldic coat of arms to the arch.