CONYERS DUNLOP, London, c1760

  CONYERS DUNLOP, London, c1760

A fine and opulent mid 18th century ebony and gilt mounted hour striking bracket clock by this excellent London maker. The arched dial is mounted with a silvered chapter ring and cherub spandrels to the four corners. The dial centre is finely matted and retains its original blued steel hands. In the arch there is a subsidiary strike/silent dial and a regulation dial which is intersected by a recessed silvered and engraved signature plate.

The ebony veneered belltop case stands on scrolled foliate feet linked by a bird in the form of a swag. The glazed sides afford a view of the movement. The clock retains all of its original brass mounts, pineapple finials and corner caryatids. The backplate is finely engraved with foliate scrolls and bears the maker’s signature.

The high quality original verge movement runs for 8-days, strikes the hours and has pull quarter repeatwork on 6 bells.

Conyers Dunlop was apprenticed in 1725, becoming a member of the Clockmakers Company in 1733. Dunlop became master of the Clockmakers Company in 1758 and died in 1779.

Clockmaker: CONYERS DUNLOP, London
Circa: 1760
Stock Number: 3619
Height: 19 inches (48 cm.)