Verge Bracket/Table Clock by John Dowson of London
An excellent mid 18th century ebonised table/bracket clock.
The 8 day duration five pillar double fusee movement with verge escapement and striking and repeating the hour on a bell. The backplate engraved with scrolls, foliage, flowers and a central engraving of a basket of fruit. The dial with a silvered brass chapter ring, blued steel hands, date square above number VI, mock pendulum aperture, brass corner spandrels and the centre of the dial displaying a cartouche with the makers name and place of work. The arch also with Strike/Silent facility and further spandrels.
The very plain fruitwood veneered case with ebonised finish and carrying handle to the inverted bell top. The sides of the case with inspection windows, sound frets to both front and back and standing on four ebonised feet.
Note: John Dowson is listed as working in both London and Bath. It appears he served his apprenticeship in London and then later moved to Bath. He continued to do business in both cities throughout the 18th century.
Price: £13,250 / Height: 18" / C.1750