HIGGS and DIEGO EVANS, London c1770

  HIGGS and DIEGO EVANS, London c1770

A particularly good George III break arch bracket clock with alarm in a single pad break arch case standing on moulded brass bracket feet and having a carrying handle to the arch pediment.  The mahogany veneers are of excellent colour with good patination.

The six inch break arch brass dial is mounted with a silvered chapter ring and strike silent ring in the arch.  The spandrels are of a rococo design and the finely matted centre includes an alarm setting disc and an aperture engraved with the makers name and the address in Spanish.  Above six o’clock is an aperture to view the day of the month. 

The high quality two train fusée movement includes the original verge escapement and hour strike on a single bell which is also utilised by the alarm.  The back plate is delicately engraved in a rococo style with a vase and flowers within foliage scrolls. 

Higgs and Evans were highly respected makers of longcase, table clocks and watches.  They worked in Sweetings Alley and later in the Royal Exchange.  The firm was first established in 1775 and carried on until 1825.  They specialised in making clocks for the Spanish market. Examples of their work are included in Science Museum and the Guildhall museum.

Clockmaker: HIGGS and DIEGO EVANS, London
Circa: 1770
Stock Number: 3883
Height: excluding handle, 13.5 inches (35 cm.)