Rosewood & brass inlaid bracket clock by Frodsham


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Object Description

A nice example of a quality Georgian bracket clock by this maker of repute, with a particularly attractive painted dial.

The case has fine rosewood veneers, the shallow canted top surmounted by a brass flaming urn finial. Below, it has brass inlay to the canted corners and inlaid brass patterns of flowerheads, scrolls and quatrefoils, the sides with fish-scale brass sound frets and carrying handles.

The original signed painted Roman dial has a minute track framed by sprays of flowers to the corners.

Matching gilt moon hands.

The twin fusee movement has an anchor escapement, and is rack striking on a bell. It is signed to the dial Frodsham, Gracechurch Street, London. There is a trip repeat cord to repeat the strike of the last hour.

Object History

John Frodsham was known to be working from 33 (31) Gracechurch Street, London from 1823-53.
John Frodsham is recorded in Baillie, G.H. Watchmakers & Clockmakers of the World as working from Gracechurch Street, London 1822-49.

Object Condition

To be sold with a full overhaul and a 3-year guarantee.

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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