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THOMAS WRIGHT, POULTRY. WATCHMAKER TO THE KING

THOMAS WRIGHT, POULTRY. WATCHMAKER TO THE KING THOMAS WRIGHT, POULTRY. WATCHMAKER TO THE KING
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THOMAS WRIGHT, POULTRY. WATCHMAKER TO THE KING

Origin
London
Date
circa 1785

A fine and rare late 18th century George III period satinwood bracket clock of unusually large proportions, by Thomas Wright, Poultry, London, who was ‘Watch-maker to the King’

The arched top has a brass ring handle, with raised panels banded with brass, above a white enamel dial with a brass bezel.

The case is beautifully inlaid with a large decorative conch shell, fan motifs and kingwood banding; the door is flanked with reeded columns which are fluted and counter fluted with brass and topped with brass capitals.

This superb quality clock has glazed sides and a back-plate beautifully engraved with decorative scrolls and flowers and signed with the maker’s name, Wright, in the Poultry, Watchmaker to the King. The clock is raised on brass claw and ball feet with acanthus leaves.

The double fusee movement with engraved and fully signed backplate has a verge escapement and strikes the hours on a bell.

Date: circa 1785

Height: 18 in (46 cm)

Max width: 13 in (33 cm)

*Thomas Wright, 6 Poultry, London was admitted to the Clockmakers Company in 1770 as ‘Maker to the King’ signed on a bracket clock. He was a Quaker and a leading watchmaker. In 1783 he patented (N°: 1354) a form of detent escapement and compensation balance.

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