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A SMALL OAK LONDON BRACKET CLOCK WITH PASSING STRIKE by Joseph Fairer,
17, Bishopsgate Without. LONDON
No.990 Circa 1852

The oak case, made of finely selected burr and grained timber has a flat top with a cornice moulding and stands on a rectangular base with a plinth moulding on four pad feet. The front glazed door with an integral silvered reflector ring reveals the silvered and engraved rectangular dial which is signed to the centre , "FAIRER 17, Bishopsgate Without, LONDON. 990". There are Roman hour numerals and the space outside the minute track is filled with fine foliate and floral engraving. The hands are of steel.
The rear glazed door reveals the 8 day fusee movement with rectangular plates and and a rear mounted bell for the passing strike on the hour. The brass pendulum has a lenticular bob and a holdfast for transportation.

Height :11 ins. ( 28 cms.)
Width : 8¾ ins. ( 22.2 cms.)
Depth: 6¼ ins. ( 15.9 cms.)

Joseph Fairer is listed in Brittens as making at 17, Bishopsgate Without . London 1851-1853.

Price: £

Ref: T43

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18th CENTURY NEUCHATEL BRACKET CLOCK. Circa1780

Formerley the property of Hans-Adam II, The Reigning Prince of Liechenstein.
Part of the collection of the princely house of Liechenstein.

(Quarter Striking and Grande Sonnerie pull repeat on two bells).

The waisted wooden case has a green ground applied with well painted floral decoration and framed with water gilded mouldings .
The white enamel dial with Roman hour chapters and arabic fifteen minute numerals has a fine pair of steel hands with superb sunburst tails.
The square plated movement is quarter striking on two bells (petite sonnerie) and has grande sonnerie pull repeat. It has its original verge escapement.

Provenance: Schloss Vaduz, Liechenstein, 1945
Bern, before 2001.
Schloss Vaduz, Liechenstein, 2001
Schloss Vaduz, Liechenstein, 2006
Vienna , 2007

Height: 39 ins. (99cms.)
Width : 18ins. (46 cms)
Depth: 6.5 ins. (16.5cms)

Price: £

Ref: R25

Schloss Vaduz


 

 

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AN EIGHTEENTH CENTURY SUMISWALD BRACKET CLOCK.
PISTOR Circa 1765


The waisted case , with a black ground and with water gilded edge mouldings, stands on its matching bracket.
The white enamel dial with Roman hour chapters and arabic five minute numerals has a pair of fretted and engraved hands.
The unusual rectangular plated movement, countwheel strikes the quarters on two bells and the hour on one bell. It has its original verge escapement and a small lenticular bob pendulum. The backplate is engraved by the maker,
" Pistor Fecit".
Unusually, the striking and going trains are driven off one spring barrel with two great wheels.

Height: 30ins. ( 76.2 cms.)
Width : 12½ ins. ( 31.7 cms.)
Depth: 6 ins. ( 15.24cms.)

Price: £

Ref: T33

 


 

 

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AN EARLY NINETEENTH CENTURY NEUCHATELOISE BRACKET CLOCK.
Circa 1820


The waisted case , with a black ground and gilt floral and foliate decoration, and with water gilded edge mouldings, stands on its matching bracket.
The white enamel dial with Roman hour chapters and arabic five minute numerals has a pair of pierced and chased interlaced sunburst hands.
The rectangular plated movement of one to two days duration, rack strikes the quarters on two bells and the hour on one bell. It has an anchor escapement and a small lenticular bob pendulum.

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Price: £

Ref: T36

 


 

 

 


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A GREEN NEUCHATEL STRIKING BRACKET CLOCK .
CIRCA 1785

The waisted case , decorated with pressed and cast gilt brass mounts , has a green ground with gilt stars and stands on its matching bracket.
The white enamel dial with Roman hour chapters and arabic five minute numerals has a pair of gilt filligree hands

The square plated movement (stamped FRF 353) strikes the number of the hour on the hour and half hour using a different bell in each case. Hence unlike normal French striking, one can determine which hour has passed at the half hour. There is an anchor escapement (19th C conversion) and a steel suspended pendulum with a massive lenticular bob.


Height: 39 ins (99 cms.)


 

Price: £

Ref: Q09