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A George III ebonised and brass-mounted striking eight day bracket clock on wall bracket
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A George III ebonised and brass-mounted striking eight day bracket clock on wall bracket

JOHN THWAITES, LONDON. NO.2854. CIRCA 1802

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A George III ebonised and brass-mounted striking eight day bracket clock on wall bracket
John Thwaites, London. No.2854. Circa 1802
The balloon-shaped case surmounted by a foliate-clasped urn finial, with brass side handles and bone escutcheons, the front with brass radiant mask relief panel, on brass bracket feet, with chamfered brass bezel and convex glass to the flat white enamel Roman dial signed John Thwaites/London, pierced brass hands, strike/silent lever above XII, the movement with shouldered plates joined by five pillars, twin line and fusees and anchor escapement, rack strike on bell, the front plate numbered 2854 at the front and again at its top edge, the back plate with florally engraved border and with floral swag around central signature John Thwaites/London, slotted holdfast below; the brass-bound wall bracket with sliding front opening for key drawer; brass rod pendulum with triangular bob, winding key, case key
See p.82 for Illustration
The clock -- 23½ in. (59.5 cm.) high, 32½ in. (82.5 cm.) high over bracket
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Lot Essay

COMPARATIVE LITERATURE:
Richard C R Barder, The Georgian Bracket Clock 1714-1830, Woodbridge, 1993, pp.147-149.
John Thwaites was the son of Ainsworth Thwaites, founder of the Thwaites clockmaking dynasty. Apprenticed in 1772, John was Free of the Clockmakers Company 1772-1820. He made the clock of St Paul's chapel in New York. Thwaites numbered their movements, often selling them to other makers. The number on the present clock gives an approximate manufacturing date of 1802.
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