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Bracket clock

1680-1710
Origin: England, London
OH: 15"; W: 10 1/8"; Diam: 6 3/8".
Brass and steel movement with gilded and silvered dial plate; ebony oak, glass, polyster (replaced) and silver.
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 1958-480
Bracket clock with low, dome-topped case surmounted by a silver carrying handle, applied pierced silver foliate mounts backed by fabric on front and sides of dome, and four silver urn and foliate finials at each corner; front of clock composed of a hinged case door consisting of a wooden frame around a square glass, frame has matching silver escutcheons (one false) on either side of door and long pierced silver foliate mounts above and below glazing, the upper mounts backed by fabric; sides of case have large rectangular glazed lights with a horizontal oval glazed light above; back consists of a hinged glazed square door within a frame with two silver escutcheons (one false) on either side of glazing; all over a molded base and four flattened ball feet with silver foliate mounts.

Square clock dial with matted center; silvered chapter ring with roman hour numerals interspersed with arrow half hour markers and small Arabic minute numerals around exterior of ring; three winding holes; silvered alarm dial with Arabic numerals and pointer around center arbor; foliate hour and minute hands; applied cast cherub spandrels in corners.

Back plate engraved with foliate design around central oval cartouch containing engraved maker's name "Richard Colston/ London"; ornate foliate shaped and engraved backcock apron supports a short pendulum.

Repeater cord extends from under clock.

Eight day striking movement with quarter repeat mechanism and alarm. Two train, hour striking, quarter repeating on three bells, and alarm.
Inscription(s):Engraved on backplate: "Richard Colston/ London"