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Extremely Rare Verge Fusee Antique Gilt Bronze Clock

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Seller: johnarnold2010 (222) 100%, Location: Dartford, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 272714527282 Incredibly rare Georgian Verge Fusee Antique Brass Clock in perfect pristine original and first class condition. By Joseph Hawkins of Southampton circa 1715 valued at £940.00 so another amazing bargain. Movement housed within an ormolu ornate and engraved clock case with a rectangular gilt bronze case with stepped curved base on four circular supports. The top having a symmetrical stepped curved top with cast recessed turned brass handle. The silver dial has a guilloche engraved centre with roman numerals for hours and baton marked dial for minutes, with gilt metal minute hand and spade hour hand. Front & reverse of case has a French style ormolu bezel cast with wreath type foliage decoration , each with its original bezel edged crystal glass lens. The early Georgian period chain driven movement with verge escapement is dire gilded and has a finely chased and pierced balance cock depicting flowers and foliage scrolls, protecting its steel balance. Back plate also chased with foliage decoration and is signed by its maker. Joseph Hawkins Watchmaker of Southampton is mentioned in the marriage registry of the Bishop of Winchester of 1737 and the ormolu case was probably made especially by horology professionals to house this exceptionally fine and rare early 18tgh Century verge movement. Complete with key that fits two winding arbours of three..Case weighs 782g and measures 15.1cm in height x 10.1cm in width x 6.4cm in depth. The movement measures 4.2 in diameter and is in good working order. Condition generally is excellent with a fine patina established over many years. The photos really do not do this clock justice. Recommend personal inspection and collection but will pack well for postage at buyers risk owing to rigours of postal system. A magnificent and very rare valuable timepiece. Please advise any queries/On 22-Jun-17 at 19:30:55 BST, seller added the following information: Movement Fire Gilded and 4.2 cms diameter NOT 4.2 inch. Age: Antique, Pre-1900, Type: Bracket Clock, Style/ Origin/ Theme: Geogian, Material: Bronze

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