A fine late Georgian English bracket clock, retailed by Rowton of Cambridge.
Known as a “Pad Top” clock, the elegant case is of well-figured mahogany with fish scale grills to the sides and door-front, lined in red material, and stands on ogee feet, matching a plain carrying handle and bezel, all in lacquered brass. The dial, hands and convex glass are all original. The clock probably dates to around 1830.
The clock has a typical high quality English double chain fusée movement, which strikes on a bell at the hour and once at the half hour. The maker – as is usually the case – is unknown, and nothing either is known of Rowton in Cambridge, although there is an auctioneer known to be working in Cambridge in the first half of the 19th century who could be the same person.
The clock is in fine working order and keeping excellent time for a near-200 year old item, having been stripped, cleaned, serviced and oiled in the last decade, and is guaranteed for a year.
The clock has minor chips to the bottom of the dial, and no case key. Supplied with a winding key.
Height (without handle) 14.75″
Width (including feet) 12.25″
Depth (including feet) 7.5″