A very good George III mahogany bracket clock of compact dimensions, by Thomas Bowen, London. The twin fusee, 8 day, movement with original anchor escapement striking the hours on a bell. The broken arch silvered dial with inscribed chapter ring, with strike/silent to the top, date dial to the bottom with makers cartouche to centre Bowen, Charing Cross, London. The sides have the original brass scalloped diamond lattice fretwork; the rear has a broken arched glazed door revealing the elegantly engraved movement. The extremely well figured mahogany case with a broken arch triple pad top, with carry handle mounted on the central pad. A triple pad top on a clock is indicative of high quality, each pad consists of a raised section bordered with brass border inlay surrounding, with elegant moulding to all edges. The clock stands on brass ogee bracket feet. Of particular note with this piece is the excellent quality and colour of the case.
Excellent. The clock movement has been fully overhauled and serviced, minor restorations to the case.
From a private collector in Surrey
English, George III, circa 1800