Interiors to include Paintings, Clocks, Furniture & Works of Art | 29 May 2013
A George III mahogany bracket clock, Eardley Norton, London, circa 1800
Sold for £2400
A George III mahogany bracket clock, Eardley Norton, London, circa 1800, the five pillar twin fusee bell striking movement with original anchor escapement and border engraved backplate numbered 3 557 to upper right hand corner, the 8 inch brass break-arch dial signed EARDLEY NORTON, LONDON, 3557 and with additional gilt sweep calendar hand to centre within applied Roman numeral chapter ring annotated with date of the month to inner track and with Arabic five minutes to outer track, the angles with scroll cast spandrels beneath STRIKE/SILENT selection dial flanked by conforming mounts to arch, the single-pad top break-arch case with gilt brass carrying handle above ebony fillet bordered door to front and geometrice pierced rectangular sound frets to sides, on moulded skirt base with brass ball feet, 44.5cm (17.5ins) high excluding handle.
Movement is in reasonably clean condition and going train is running, the anchor escapement appears original (not converted from verge). The fusee line for the strike train is broken so is not running, the train appears free from damage but only can be fully assessed when the movement is disassembled for replacement of the line. The dial is tarnished/discoloured but apparently free from significant damagee. Case has light shrinkage cracking to the curvature of the top and beneath the window to the right hand side, the side frets have cracks ans some losses, otherwise case appears free from significant damage, finish however is somewhat faded.
Clock comes with pendulum, winder but no case key.
Please see additional images for visual reference to condition
Wednesday 29 May 2013, 10.00am
24th May 9.00am - 4.30pm
27th May 11.00am - 4.00pm
28th May 9.00am - 4.30pm
29th May 8.30am - 10.00am