English Bracket Clock by John Bennett, London
English Bracket Clock by John Bennett, London
English Bracket Clock by John Bennett, London
English Bracket Clock by John Bennett, London

JOHN BENNETT (worked from 1770)

English Bracket Clock by John Bennett, London

c. 1860 England

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A Fine Quarter Chiming Bracket Clock
By John Bennett of Cheapside, London

The walnut case, of architectural form, is supported on the original bracket, being carved with ribbands, anthemions, and pylons in the Egyptian manner, surmounted by a triangulated pediment; the sides have the sound vents dressed with a fretwork sphinx, and a camel; the movement is driven by a complex triple chain fusee with a deadbeat escapement, and the hours struck on a single bell, the quarter hours being struck on 8 bells; the 8 inch silvered dial is signed by the maker, with the address of 65 & 66 Cheapside, dating the clock to 1857-1863, and has the hours marked in Roman numerals, indicated by elaborate blued steel hands.
London, Circa 1860
Excellent; in working condition
John Bennett (1814-1897) was a third generation clockmaker; holder of Royal Warrants between 1847-1895; elevated to the peerage in 1872; Knight of the Royal Legion of Honour; Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society; Freeman of the City of London; the British Museum possesses one of his minute repeaters, and a bracket clock was purchased by Charles Dickens, which may be seen at the Charles Dickens Museum in Doughty Street, Camden, London.
Height 52.00 cm (20.47 inches)
Width 37.00 cm (14.57 inches)
Depth 23.00 cm (9.06 inches)
Stock Code
Bennett, 65 & 64 Cheapside on dial

154 Kensington Church Street
W8 4BN

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