Very fine Ebonised Bracket Clock by James Smith - London

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Extremely fine bracket clock by James Smith - London.

The 8 - day movement with 'Crown wheel' escapement, 'knife-edge' verge, twin gut line fusees hour striking on a bell.  The backplate is finely engraved with floral patterns and is centred with a 'Jo Jo bird'.  The hour strike can be repeated by a pull 'trip' repeat.

The break arch dial has a silvered chapter ring and signature plate, with a matted centre and calendar aperture at 6 o'clock.  The arch displays a 'rolling moon' indicating the lunar phase on a silvered ring.  Leaf and scroll spandrels and blued steel hour and minute hands. 

The Ebonised case is of the 'bell top' style and has four pineapple finials, rococo style inserts in top door corners, and fretwork sound frets to each side, decorative moulding at the door edges, brass carrying handle and standing on brass 'ogee' feet.  The door is mounted with fine quality ormolu cast figureheads with flora and fauna style columns. 

James Smith was an emminent 18th century London clockmaker.  He was clockmaker to King George III and is recorded as working in Jermyn Street, London, from 1776 to 1794.  

This clock has been subject to a full restoration in our workshops and is ready for delivery with a 12-month guarantee.

Circa 1775.