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Mantel/Bracket Clocks

 
  Mantel Clocks
Mantel clocks are relatively small house clocks traditionally placed on the shelf, or mantel, above the fireplace. The form, first developed in France in the 1750s, can be distinguished from earlier chamber clocks of similar size due to a lack of carrying handles. They are sometimes spelt as 'Mantle Clocks'. These clocks are often highly ornate, decorative works. They are most frequently constructed from any combination of ormolu, porcelain, and wood. One of the most common and valued types of mantel clocks are the French Empire-style timepieces.
 
  Bracket Clocks
A bracket clock is a style of antique portable table clock made in the 17th and 18th centuries. The term originated with small weight driven clocks (sometimes called 'true bracket clocks') that had to be mounted on a bracket on the wall to allow room for their hanging weights. When spring driven clocks were invented they continued to be made in the bracket style. Often they are composed of two matching pieces created as an ensemble: the clock and its small decorative shelf. They are almost always made of wood, often ebony, and often ornamented with ormolu mounts, brass inlay, wood or tortoise shell veneer, or decorative varnish. Since in their day clocks were expensive, and a household would not have one in every room, bracket clocks usually had handles to carry them from room to room.
 
 
 

 

Very fine & rare WILLIAM & MARY ebony veneered 'WOODEN BASKET TOP', C.1690.

8 day striking & pull quarter repeating, on 6 bells, striking the hour on the seventh bell. This clock repeats all 4 quarters & the last strike.

The basket top with original finely cast handle of typical form and the corners fitted with original brass spires. The door opening to reveal a 7” dial cornered with simple winged cherub heads, silvered chapter ring with Roman numerals & finely engraved half hour markers. The dial centre finely matted and with a false pendulum aperture, shaped and engraved, and framing a moving tudor rose on a blued steel background. A further aperture engraved at 6 o’clock for the date. Very fine blued steel hands. The dial and movement secured to the frame with typical turn discs.

The back plate being very finely engraved with flowers & scrolls mythical creatures & a seated bird. The short bob pendulum terminating behind an exceptional pierced & engraved back cock apron. A cartouche signed Isaac Lounds, London.

(stock no:972)

Fully serviced and guaranteed for one year.

£16,000.00

See alexandergeorgeantiques.com for a similar clock by Lounds and priced at £28,500

BRITTENS - Issac Lounds 1682 -1710, watch maker, brother. Pall Mall. 1705 Longcase in Wetherfield collection.

Wetherfield collection – Issac Lounds, London & Pall Mall. Member of Clockmakers Co. 1682 – 1702. His relationship to John Lounds is unknown. Two longcases 1700.

Cescinsky & Webster – 3 clocks illustrated by lounds of Pall Mall 1685 – 9. Cescinsky also states that the basket top in its various forms from 1675 – 1680 to 1700, the earlier type is the plain wood basket – see page 250.

Christies – Important clocks & marine chronometers, 14th June 2000. Lot 61. Very similar clock but only repeating on 3 bells instead of 6 + 1. signed Issac Lounds, Pall Mall Court.

An extract from their research: Issac Lounds (apparently no relation to Johnathon Lounds*) was made a 'free brother' of the Clockmakers co. in 1682 and took on 3 apprentices, including Henry Aske (1691). Records from the C.C. note that “He tried to excuse himself from the duties of stewardship, much to the chagrin of the company – his excuse being that he was.....to go into the country very suddenly!”. His work was always of the best London quality. It was stated that he was heavily involved with KNIBB and often used Knibb movements in his cases.

Bonhams – research shows that Issac Lounds was apprenticed to John Drew and that John Drew was apprenticed to KNIBB.

Anthony Woodburn Antiques – "interesting to note that Jonathon and Isaac Lounds were closely associated with Joseph Knibb."

*This suggestion is plainly preposterous!

Very fine & rare WILLIAM & MARY ebony veneered 'WOODEN BASKET TOP'
Very fine & rare WILLIAM & MARY ebony veneered 'WOODEN BASKET TOP' Very fine & rare WILLIAM & MARY ebony veneered 'WOODEN BASKET TOP' Very fine & rare WILLIAM & MARY ebony veneered 'WOODEN BASKET TOP'
Very fine & rare WILLIAM & MARY ebony veneered 'WOODEN BASKET TOP'
Very fine & rare WILLIAM & MARY ebony veneered 'WOODEN BASKET TOP'
   
 
   
 
 

 

An impressive Louis XV style, gilt brass mounted Boulle Bracket Clock. Dial signed HENRY BRIGHT, PARIS, mid to late 19th century.

The two train outside countwheel bell striking movement with rectangular plates united by four cylindrical pillars pinned through the backplate, the going train with anchor escapement regulated by pendulum with decorative sunburst mask cast bob, the backplate stamped with VINCENTI & CIE, MADAILLE D'ARGENT, 1855 roundel, the 10 inch circular 25 piece cartouche numeral dial with convex white enamel centre insribed HENRY BRIGHT, PARIS within chapter ring with blue-on-white Roman hour numerals within rococo borders and conforming black Arabic five minutes to outer track, with pierced steel hands, the engraved cut brass and red shell marquetry veneered waited case with surmount cast as Chronos seated on a sphere applied to a concav-sided suprstructure decorated with foliate scrollsflanked by leaf cat mounts to the angles, the front with rococo scroll cast crest over leafy gilt brass-framedarch-glazed door enclosing marquetry veneered inside surface to the rear door and incorporating cats panel featuring a Ho-Ho bird within rococo scrolls to lower edge, the surround decorated with leafy scrolls within line border, the sides with tall recessed arch windows between marquetry panel veneered upper and lower margins, on generous scroll cast feet with cartouche apron between; with a wall bracket en suite of ogee outline with applied leaf cast mount to edge of the table over confoming cut brass and red shell stylised foliate marquetry veneers to front and sides interrupted by rococo scroll cast mounts applied to angles, the base with further conforming mount.

The clock 91.5 cm (36") high, the clock and wall bracket 128.5cm (50.5") high overall.

(stock no:949)

Fully serviced and guaranteed for one year.

£5,750.00

An impressive Louis XV style, gilt brass mounted Boulle Bracket Clock
An impressive Louis XV style, gilt brass mounted Boulle Bracket Clock An impressive Louis XV style, gilt brass mounted Boulle Bracket Clock An impressive Louis XV style, gilt brass mounted Boulle Bracket Clock
An impressive Louis XV style, gilt brass mounted Boulle Bracket Clock An impressive Louis XV style, gilt brass mounted Boulle Bracket Clock An impressive Louis XV style, gilt brass mounted Boulle Bracket Clock
An impressive Louis XV style, gilt brass mounted Boulle Bracket Clock An impressive Louis XV style, gilt brass mounted Boulle Bracket Clock An impressive Louis XV style, gilt brass mounted Boulle Bracket Clock An impressive Louis XV style, gilt brass mounted Boulle Bracket Clock
An impressive Louis XV style, gilt brass mounted Boulle Bracket Clock An impressive Louis XV style, gilt brass mounted Boulle Bracket Clock An impressive Louis XV style, gilt brass mounted Boulle Bracket Clock An impressive Louis XV style, gilt brass mounted Boulle Bracket Clock
   
 
   
 

 

A very fine and rare 8 day, striking Bracket Clock on original verge by George Suggate of Halesworth C.1780.

This rare clock was made at the end of the 18th century by the renowned Suggate family, probably by George senior. Both father and son were highly respected and a very wealthy family. They had farm land as well as a clock making business, recorded in Suffolk Clocks & Clockmakers.

The clock is made from well figured mahogany with very fine proportions. Standing on delicately shaped brass feet, then a good moulding to the main body of the case, the door has a fine quality gilded brass frame, and two delicate sound frets above. Fine pineapple finials and a bold bell top with handle to top, with unusual fine parquetry work. Fine brass frets to sides with glass viewing windows. Even the back door of the case is decorated witgh fine parquetry work!

The dial is silvered with bold engraving, the hours in Roman numerals and signed by the maker. Subsidiary dial to the arch, allowing the strike to be turned off. These clocks were a fortune in their day and would have been moved from room to room. The movement is superb, as we would expect from this maker, even the back plate is profusely engraved with flowers. The movement has 5 rather than the standard 4 movement pillars, all parts finished to the highest standard.

21" high to top of handle.

(stock no:933)

Fully serviced and guaranteed for one year.

£5,995.00

   
 
   
 

 

Fabulous 8 day, triple fusee English Bracket Clock in architectural style case.

The well figured mahogany case with brass and silk side frets, stepped base and squashed bun feet. The silvered dial with engraved Roman chapter ring and spade hands. Signed CHARLES OLDS, BATH - C.1836.

The 5 pillar movement chiming the quarters and hours on a rack of 9 bells. The escapement having been converted from verge to deadbeat with maintaining power.

We have seen many verge clocks of this period that have been converted to the more precise anchor escapement, but this has gone one step further and been converted to the much more accurate deadbeat escapement with maintaining power and beautifully made beat adjust above the suspension spring. This would have been a very expensive conversion.

The back plate finely engraved and signed CHARLES KINKEAD, STRABANE. Early 19th century. We think Charles Olds may have made the conversion and then put his name to the front of the clock.

Dimensions: 50.5cm high, 34.5cm wide, 22cm deep.

Fully serviced and guaranteed for one year.

£3,450.00
SOLD
Fabulous 8 day, triple fusee English Bracket Clock
Fabulous 8 day, triple fusee English Bracket Clock Fabulous 8 day, triple fusee English Bracket Clock
Fabulous 8 day, triple fusee English Bracket Clock Fabulous 8 day, triple fusee English Bracket Clock Fabulous 8 day, triple fusee English Bracket Clock
Fabulous 8 day, triple fusee English Bracket Clock Fabulous 8 day, triple fusee English Bracket Clock Fabulous 8 day, triple fusee English Bracket Clock
   
 
   
 

 

Very flamboyant 19th century French 8 day Striking Bracket Mantle Clock in mahogany.

Finely cast gilt bronze mounts centered with the 'Sun King'. Gilt bronze dial with floral & acanthus leaf decoration with Roman numerals, blued steel hands.

The movement with outside countwheel and silk suspension and pendulum bob with mirror image of the Sun King.

Fully serviced and guaranteed for one year.

£1,495.00

Very flamboyant 19th century French 8 day Striking Bracket Mantle Clock
Very flamboyant 19th century French 8 day Striking Bracket Mantle Clock
Very flamboyant 19th century French 8 day Striking Bracket Mantle Clock
Very flamboyant 19th century French 8 day Striking Bracket Mantle Clock
Very flamboyant 19th century French 8 day Striking Bracket Mantle Clock
Very flamboyant 19th century French 8 day Striking Bracket Mantle Clock
Very flamboyant 19th century French 8 day Striking Bracket Mantle Clock
   
 
   
 

 

Mid 19th century gilded French Striking Bracket Clock. Made in Paris, & signed.

8 day movement striking the hours & half hours on a bell. Outside countwheel. Enamel dial With moon hands and good original Gilding.

39.5cm high, 42cm wide, 18cm deep.

Fully serviced and guaranteed for one year.

£550.00

Mid 19th century gilded French Striking Bracket Clock
Mid 19th century gilded French Striking Bracket Clock
Mid 19th century gilded French Striking Bracket Clock
Mid 19th century gilded French Striking Bracket Clock
Mid 19th century gilded French Striking Bracket Clock
Mid 19th century gilded French Striking Bracket Clock
Mid 19th century gilded French Striking Bracket Clock
Mid 19th century gilded French Striking Bracket Clock
Mid 19th century gilded French Striking Bracket Clock
   
 
   
 

 

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A finely cast French gilt bronze & patinated bronze Mantle Clock.

8 day movement striking the hours/half hours on a bell. With silk suspension. The silvered & engine turned dial with moon hands. A lady with a fan sitting on a tree trunk with a basket of flowers. The gilt bronze base very intricately cast with cornucopia feet & rococo foliate and matted ground.

18"high, 12½" wide, 3½" deep.

(stock no:950)

Fully serviced and guaranteed for one year.

£1,550.00

French gilt bronze & patinated bronze Mantle Clock
French gilt bronze & patinated bronze Mantle Clock
French gilt bronze & patinated bronze Mantle Clock
French gilt bronze & patinated bronze Mantle Clock
French gilt bronze & patinated bronze Mantle Clock
French gilt bronze & patinated bronze Mantle Clock
French gilt bronze & patinated bronze Mantle Clock
   
 
   
 

 

Fine quality satinwood single chain fusee Library Clock of small proportions.

The 4" square silvered dial with well executed fleur de lys blued steel hands. The 8 day movement with shouldered plates & cut-out, with London pendulum and pendulum stay fast and teared cock. I think this timepiece has particularly fine proportions & a very good colour and figuring to the wood. (Some satinwood can be a little flat.)

Sitting on squashed bun feet which give it that nice squat look!

Thick bevelled glass windows to top & sides. The key is original as are the locks, which both work. Library clocks are quite rare especially in satinwood.

The movement has been fully overhauled & is guaranteed for one year.

9½" tall, 6¾" wide, 5¼" deep

(stock no:954)

Fully serviced and guaranteed for one year.

£4,950.00

Satinwood single chain fusee Library Clock
Satinwood single chain fusee Library Clock
Satinwood single chain fusee Library Clock
Satinwood single chain fusee Library Clock
Satinwood single chain fusee Library Clock
Satinwood single chain fusee Library Clock
Satinwood single chain fusee Library Clock
   
 
   
 

   
   

8 day mahogany twin fusee, striking Bracket Clock c1840 by George Etheridge of Norwich.

The arched top edged with Ebony, over sides with fish scale frets and glazed back door. The painted convex dial with Roman numerals and very fine, blued steel running loop hands. Brass inlaid trunk and stepped plinth, on ball feet.

The good quality 8 day striking, five pillar movement, with pull repeat and engraved and shaped back plate with gilded and engraved pendulum bob.

Dimensions: 17" (H) 11½" (W) 7" (D) - (stock no:560)

Fully serviced and guaranteed for one year.

£3,250.00
 
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Fine quality William IV striking, mahogany Bracket Clock by G.H.Ive, 10 Finsbury Place, London.

The swept dome top with deep gadrooning over silvered dial, with wax filled engraved Roman numerals, outer 5 minute divisions and blued steel moon hands, within cast brass bezel and silvered sight ring. Cornered by gadrooned spandrels.

The mid section with fielded panel flanked by acanthus leaves over stepped plinth and bun feet. The sides with brass, gothic style sound frets, with silk backing and hipped lower section.The glazed back revealing an eight day twin fusee, five pillar movement with shouldered plates and cut out base. Teared pendulum cock and teared pendulum stay. With original crank key.

Fully serviced and guaranteed for one year.

Size 18” high, 13 “ wide, 6¼“ deep (stock no:679)

£4,250.00

 

 
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8 day mahogany Gallery Clock striking on a gong.

Fully serviced and guaranteed for one year.

£395.00

8 day mahogany Gallery Clock striking on a gong 8 day mahogany Gallery Clock striking on a gong
 
   
 

   

Impressive French eight day striking brass mounted Slate Clock with bronze drummer boy to the top, signed E. Lourdelet.

17"W, 20"H.

Fully serviced and guaranteed for one year.

£495.00
SOLD

 

 
   
 

   

19th Century French Rosewood & Marquetry Portico Clock with Original Dome & Plinth. Signed T.B. to back plate.

The columns with gilt bronze capitols & bases, boxwood lines. The gilt bronze bezel enclosing an enamelled dial with Roman numerals and moon hands. Unfortunately the name is rubbed.

The 8 day movement with temperature compensated gridiron pendulum, striking the hour & ½ hour on a bell.

It is very rare indeed to find a Portico clock with its original glass dome intact, and its original plinth, in fact people don't realise that they ever had one. The majority of Portico clocks for sale on the internet have no domes & no plinths. Without the protection of a dome the exposed movement would soon suffer from air born dust & dirt.

26"h to top of dome 11" w 7 ½" d (stock no: 743b)

Fully serviced and guaranteed for one year.

£2,250.00

 
   
 

   

Rosewood Timepiece

Heavilly inlaid with brass to form floral designs and an allegorical study to the base. Urn finial over octagonal body containing porcelain dial clock with brass bezel, with decoratve gilt bronze leopard head handles, over scrolled mid-section over base with drawer. Very good quality case with the added quality of show-wood to the back of the clock.

Dial size 4”. Height 20 ½” (stock no:113)

Fully serviced and guaranteed for one year.

£995.00

 
   
 
 
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