Barraud & Lund, Cornhill, London. c.1850
A small fusee timepiece by these quality makers, the 4” diameter engine turned gilt dial signed around the XII, with the backplate similarly signed, in an elegant black basalt case.
Stock No. 3444
Henderson London c.1790
An imposing Georgian bracket clock, with porcelain enamel dial, verge and crown wheel escapement, and repeat strike facility, the backplate profusely engraved, in an ebonised three pad round top case. Ht (handle down) 18”
Stock No. 3381
Henry Borrell London c.1820
A very elegant Georgian bracket clock, with a 6” diameter porcelain enamel dial, the movement with a steel rod pendulum, border engraving, in a mahogany case with boxwood stringing, fish scale side frets, a brass carrying handle, and a finely tooled brass bezel.
Stock No. 3360
Smith and Son Clerkenwell for Clark Bishop Stortford.
The frame of this skeleton clock is a J.Smith Clerkenwell design. (See ‘British Skeleton Clocks’, by Derek Roberts, published by Antique Collectors Club,1987, Fig ¾6a, p.133). This firm was set up in c.1840, and between about 1850 and 1900 was one of the premier London clock factories. Henry J Clark is recorded working in Bishop Stortford in 1874, and would have been the retailer of this clock, adding his name to it on a plaque.
Stock No. 3443