A very fine 18th English century mahogany gilt metal musical bracket clock. John Bancroft, Scarborough, circa 1790.

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Seller: aknoid_steve (600) 100%, Location: iklin, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 223008547537 Last quarter 18th C. English King George III period (1760-1819) fine provincial mahogany and gilt-metal mounted quarter-chiming musical bracket clock. The breakarch case surmounted by an urn finial on a concave moulded pedestal, and with three raised rectangular detachable pads with gilt-brass mouldings and gilt-brass trellis sound frets with silk backing, brass handles to the sides also applied with gilt-metal trellis-cast sound frets, the cross-banded front door with chamfered sides applied with gilt-metal foliate mounts, the moulded base raised on amusing smiling mask-and-foliate feet, the white painted dial is signed 'Jn.o Bancroft, SCARBRO' in the center of the Roman numeral chaptered black-painted disc with well pierced gilt-brass hands, the arch divided by two additional rings, SILENT/STRIKE and an odd numerical calendar both with same gilt-brass hands. The five pillar triple fusee (wire lines) movement with verge escapement, quarter chiming on eight bells and with hour strike on further bell, formerly with trip repeat, Plain covering back plate which is held by two L-shaped plain securing brackets, spring-suspended adjustable pendulum. This fine period clock was made by John Bancroft in his work shop in Scarborough circa 1790/1800 Standing 57cm high and 34cm wide. A very close example as to the case but with a more sophisticated movement from the same John Bancroft was auctioned at Christies in December 2005 and fetched the sum of €24,000. Link :http://www.christies.com/LotFinder/lot_details.aspx?from=searchresults&intObjectID=4642685&sid=234e9878-f6c7-43db-aa9a-80e0d5ada0e2 We consider any good offer as buy it now.No reserve auction. Age: 1790, Material: Mahogany and g, Type: Bracket Clock, Features: Westminster Chimes, Clock Type: Bracket Clock, Style/ Origin/ Theme: Georgian

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