Project Description

848 THOS. PERCIVAL, OLD BOND STREET, LONDON.

A GOOD LATE GEORGIAN MAHOGANY BREAKARCH BRACKET CLOCK.  CIRCA 1790.

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This clock has a particularly attractive case with a brass mould to the inner aspect of the front door, and brass to the front corners. The sides have brass fish-scale frets and the clock rests on bracket feet.

The arched top has three brass bound mahogany pads and a carrying handle. The back door is glazed.

The two train fusee movement with gut lines, has an anchor escapement and strikes and repeats the hours on a bell. It is attractively signed in full by the maker on the backplate with a floral cartouche around it. A pendulum clamp is provided.

The 7″ arched brass dial has rococo spandrels; strike/silent regulation in the arch and a solid silvered chapter ring, which bears the makers’ name, and has a date ring above VI.

Height: 14.7″ (37.5 cm.)

Thomas Percival of Bond Street is noted as working in the late 18th century and appears to have continued as a chronometer maker until 1808. A pocket chronometer by him is in the Ilbert Collection.

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