George II ebonised bracket clock by Andrew Prime, London

Stock Code: 2293 - SOLD

Description: A fine George II ebonised quarter striking bracket clocks by highly regarded London maker - Andrew Prime. The inverted bell top case of ebonised fruitwood with solid ebony mouldings surmounted with a ringed brass carry handle to the top of the bell. The broken arch front door with corner fretwork sounding apertures, all inlaid with brass. The back door again of broken arch form, with fretwork corner sounding apertures, the glazed sides with an upper and lower viewing pane. The clock stands on ogee brass feet.

The six pillar, triple fusee movement, with original verge escapement, striking the hours on a bell and the quarters on a nest of six bells with pull quarter repeat. The broken arch 7 1/2" shaped brass dial with mask and scroll leaf spandrels enclosing a silvered Roman and Arabic chapter ring, with fleur de lys half hour markers and a star strike/silent selector to the top. The finely matted centre, with dummy pendulum, triple winding holes, applied makers cartouche "Andrew Prime, London" and date aperture, just above the "VI" position. To the broken arch a star background strike/not-strike selector. The back plate with a single line border enclosing a profusely engraved pattern of flowers and foliate scrolls. A superb timepiece in fine condition.

Condition: Excellent. The movement has been fully overhauled. Cleaning and minor refreshing to the case ebonising.

Country of Origin: England

Origin/Age: English, George II, circa 1740.

Provenance: Private collection UK.

Maker: Andrew Prime, London

Signed: Andrew Prime, London

Dimensions: Height 18.50 inches (46.99cm) Width 11.75 inches (29.84cm) Depth 7.25 inches (18.42cm)

Price: £18,900