A rare and possibly unique Regency musical bracket clock. The case, which stands on ball feet and is surmounted by pineapple final has an ebonised finish and is profusely inlaid with brass swags, quarter foils and floral motives. The clock is complete with a later matching bracket.
The circular white enamel dial has Roman numerals and is signed by the maker with his address. The front door opens to reveal the tune selection dial.
The eight day duration single chain fusée movement has a dead beat escapement with a chain fusée musical train of 24 hours playing a choice of 3 tunes on eight bells. The tunes are played via a trip at each hour or via a pull repeat at will.
George Wilkins is recorded as working in London 1809 to 1824.
Height (overall including bracket): 22.5 inches (57 cm)