JOHN TURNER, London c1790

  JOHN TURNER, London c1790

A good George III brass mounted mahogany veneered bracket clock.  The bell-top case with brass lined front door and brass side frets stands on brass bracket feet and is surmounted with a single brass carrying handle flanked by four acorn finials.

The 7 in (18 cm) wide break arch brass dial is mounted with a silvered chapter ring, silvered strike/silent ring in the arch and rococo spandrels.  Beneath 12 o’clock and within the matted centre, is a recessed silvered cartouche signed by the maker.

The eight day duration twin fusee movement has five pillars with verge escapement and rack strike sounded on a bell.  The back plate and brackets are engraved in a floral design.

John Turner is recorded as working at 10 London Wall 1788-1794.

Clockmaker: JOHN TURNER, London
Circa: 1790
Stock Number: 3735
Height: 18.5 inches (47 cm.)