JOHN KING. A good George II/III period figured walnut bracket clock.

JOHN KING. A good George II/III period figured walnut bracket clock. JOHN KING. A good George II/III period figured walnut bracket clock. JOHN KING. A good George II/III period figured walnut bracket clock.
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JOHN KING. A good George II/III period figured walnut bracket clock.

Origin
LONDON
Date
circa 1750 - 1760

A good George II/III period figured walnut bracket clock with 8-day hour striking movement and strike/silent.  

The walnut veneered case has an inverted bell top and stands on four pad feet. The arched door is bound by a moulding, and there are delicately carved wooden sound frets to the front and the sides. The whole case is of a rich, well-patinated and figured walnut.

The 8-day twin fusee movement strikes the hours on a single bell. The arched dial has a matted brass centre, an inset dummy pendulum , gilt foliate corner spandrels, and a date aperture above VI. The maker’s signature is engraved on a raised silvered disc above the inset date and there is a strike/silent subsidiary dial in the arch. The back plate is beautifully engraved with scrolling foliage and a talking male and female figure.

Date: circa 1750-1760

Height: 19 ¼ in (49 cm)

*John King  is listed on page 446 of Brian Loomes’ Clockmakers of the World: 21st Century Edition. He was active in London between 1740 and 1761.

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