Ebonised Bracket Clock with Regulator dial, Robert Best, London


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Object Description

A fine ebonised balloon bracket clock, dated c.1800, by Robert Best of London.

The clock has a signed 7-inch silvered regulator-style dial, with subsidiary hours and date dials and centre seconds.

The eight day twin fusee movement has an anchor escapement and is rack-striking on a bell, the backplate finely engraved with fruit and flowers amidst scroll leaves and foliage.

The ebonised case is surmounted with a brass flame finial, with side brass carry handles, a gilt cherub mask plaque, and is raised on scroll bracket feet.

Object History

Robert Best of St Pauls, London was a Member of the Clockmakers Company from 1783 – 1825. In 1828 he was working in Little Knightrider Street, London.

Object Condition

To be overhauled and guaranteed for 3 years.

(Photographed prior to servicing of the movement)

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)1935 713333

Dealer Location

Bank Farm,
Lower Odcombe,
BA22 8TY

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