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Lot 176
An 18th Century fusee striking bracket clock with 5 1/2" engraved back plate, striking on bell, the 8" arch shaped dial with gilt metal spandrels, silvered chapter ring and calendar aperture by Samuel Whichcote of London contained in an ebony case £1700-2200 ILLUSTRATED

Overall, this lot is in fair condition. There are numerous faults and pieces of damage but all everyday wear and tear. The front has damage to the top left fretwork. The front door has a small section of veneer missing from the top right and there are a couple of cracks. There is a crack to the bevelled wood at the top of the glass in the door. There is some damage below "London" to the dial. The dial appears to be slightly too small/short for its surround. There is no pendulum to the aperture of the dial. There is no putty to the door. The front right hand foot is a replacement. To the top, the beading is missing to the left hand side and there is a small crack. The right had join to the top is also rather rough. The right hand panel has damage around the lower panel with 1 crack. The top circular panel has 2 cracks to the top. The left hand side has wear and slight damage around the lower panel and damage and cracks to teh top of the circular panel. The fretwork to the left hand side is also pushed in. The back panel and door has damage to the escutcheon and to the edges of the door. We do have a key and pendulum but have not checked the mechanism nor can we state that the clock keeps time.

From Clocks in the Clocks & Scientific Instruments section in our Antique, Fine Art and Collectables auction held on Wednesday 7th of July 2010