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SAMUEL GREVES. A charming small provincial George II period cream and green lacquer brass dial bracket clock.

SAMUEL GREVES. A charming small provincial George II period cream and green lacquer brass dial bracket clock. SAMUEL GREVES. A charming small provincial George II period cream and green lacquer brass dial bracket clock. SAMUEL GREVES. A charming small provincial George II period cream and green lacquer brass dial bracket clock. SAMUEL GREVES. A charming small provincial George II period cream and green lacquer brass dial bracket clock.
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SAMUEL GREVES. A charming small provincial George II period cream and green lacquer brass dial bracket clock.

Origin
Bromsgrove
Date
circa 1730

A charming small provincial George II period cream and green lacquer brass dial bracket clock.

The 8-day timepiece movement has its original crown wheel verge escapement and pull quarter repeat work with a single bell for the hours and two separate bells for the quarters.

The 7-inch break arch dial has a very unusual layout with the maker’s signature engraved on a raised oval cartouche set within the arch below a dummy pendulum aperture. The dial is also profusely engraved with a wheatear border and a foliate centre. The inset date aperture is set within the dial centre below XII on the silvered brass Roman chapter ring.

Height: 13 ½ in (34.25 cm)

Width: 10 in (25 cm)

Depth: 6 ½ in (16.5 cm)

* Samuel Greves (Greaves) is listed on page 319 of Brian Loomes’ Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World: 21st Century Edition as working in Bromsgrove (Worcestershire) from circa 1720 to the middle of the 18th century.  

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