Bracket alarm clock by John Taylor
Bracket alarm clock by John Taylor

JOHN TAYLOR OF LONDON (worked c.1780-1790)

Bracket alarm clock by John Taylor

c. 1780 England

Offered by Wick Antiques Ltd

£24,500 gbp
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A fine mahogany bracket alarm clock by John Taylor, the rectangular case enclosing an arched gilt and steel face with a clock-face, a silent/strike dial and a date window, the double fusée, 8-day, verge escapement movement covered by an incised decorative panel, other features include an alarm on the hour and a pull hourly repeater, decorated with with ormolu mounts comprising five urn finials on the shaped top, pendant garlands to the corners, openwork panels centred on a cherub sunburst with scrollwork spandrels set into the sides, carrying handles and acanthus scroll feet, signed ‘John Taylor, London’. English, c1780.


Footnote: John Taylor worked from Gloucester St, London. He is listed by Dr Ian White in his book English Clocks for the Eastern markets 2012 and by G. H. Baillie in Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World. London, 1947
Dimensions
Height 24.00 inch (60.96 cm)
Width 13.50 inch (34.29 cm)
Depth 8.75 inch (22.22 cm)
Medium
mahogany, gilt
Wick Antiques Ltd

Wick Antiques Ltd
Unit 2, Riverside Business Park
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Hampshire
SO41 9BB

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