An English made quarter striking Bracket or Table Clock.
This is an impressive Bracket clock. The case is lacquered and decorated with applied castings. The brass composite dial is excellent quality.
This case sits up on four applied cast brass feet. They are decoratively formed and are excellent quality. The base molding is well formed. Canted corners that terminate at the bottom in a lamb’s tongue molding frame the middle section. The front door is an arched form and is cast in brass. This is and fitted with glass. Cast spandrels at positioned at the upper corners of the door in the frame of the case. The sides of this case have arched openings. These are fitted with decorative cast brass screens. The themes are rococo shaped, radiants that disperse from a child’s head which is central located. These castings are backed with a red material. The back door is constructed in a similar manner having a simpler pierced brass screen. Here the opening is a square shape. All three screens are designed to allow the music to more easily escape the interior of the case. The music is made when the bells are struck by the hammers on each of the quarter hours. Please also note the large brass carrying handles which are mounted on the sides. The top of this case is surmounted with a caddy top the molding here are also well form Additional casting a positioned around and on this molding. They include four brass finials positioned on each corner of the case. A fifth finial is located at the top of the case and is mounted on a plinth. Cast swags are pinned to the largest cove molding.
This fusee powered “Victorian Chimer” is a three train design. It is quarter striking and can be made to strike or not to strike. If you choose to set the clock up to strike, then you have the option of having it strike just the hours on a large coil gong or to strike the hours and the quarter hours. This clock strikes the quarter hours on a nest of eight graduated bells mounted above the movement. A selector hand is located in the arch of the dial for these options. This large movement is designed to run eight days on a full wind.
The dial is brass and is decorated with applied brass spandrels and silvered chapter rings. In the arch one will note a silent / strike indicator or shut off. It also has a selector for the two tune choices which are Westminster chimes or Chime on eight bells.
This clock measures a full 29 inches tall to the top of the central finial. At the feet, this clock is 18.5 inches wide and 12 inches deep. This clock was made circa 1890.
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