A superb George III gilt mahogany bell top bracket clock James Wild, London. The five-pillar twin fusee rack and bell striking movement with verge escapement and vines & flowers within foliate scroll engraved back plate. The 7” single sheet silvered brass break-arch Roman numeral dial with Arabic five minutes blued steel hands, brass sweep date hand with makers cartouche to centre signed “Jam Wild, London”, the arch with “strike-silent” selector. The mahogany bell-top case, retaining superb original colour & patina with hinged carrying handle and pineapple finials, gilt pierced scroll infill each side above the arch, the sides with break-arch glazed apertures, on moulded base with cast ogee feet. One of the neatest mahogany bracket clocks we have seen, of particular note is the superb colour and neat dimensions.
Excellent. The movement has been fully overhauled, minor restorations to the case, cleaning & waxing.
From a private collector in Sussex.
English, George III, circa 1790. James Wild is listed by Baillie’s Clockmakers of the world as working circa 1790-1808