20 December 2000
A George II gilt-metal mounted mahogany bracket clock
By Sergeant Nathaniel, London
The case with a handle to the bell top, applied with foliate mounts, with four acorn finials, later pierced fish scale sound frets to the sides, on moulded brass block feet, the dial signed Nath. Sergeant London, on a silvered plaque in the matted centre with mock pendulum aperture, silvered chapter ring with pierced blued steel hands foliate spandrels, strike/silent ring in the arch, pendulum holdfast to the backplate with foliate engraving, doors locked, restorations
47cm. high x 26.5cm. wide x 17cm. deep
With Chronos, Brugge, 1996.
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Sergeant Nathaniel joined the Clock makers Compagny in 1763 and is mentioned as master from 1783 until 1786. (G.H. Baillie, Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the world, Volume I, Londen, p. 288)
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