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A good late 19th century ebonised triple fusee bracket or table clock The 8-inch arched brass dial having a silvered chapter ring with Roman hours and Arabic minutes, framing a matted centre, the arch with silvered subsidiary Chime/Silent and Chime on Eight Bells/Westminster Chimes rings within cast foliate scrollwork, the unmarked chain-driven movement chiming on a carillon of eight bells and striking on a ninth via a pin-barrel, or chiming on four coiled gongs and striking on a fifth, the break-arched case with cup and cover finials and moulded cornice over fluted Corinthian columns flanking break-arch glazed door on stepped base and brass ogee bracket feet, the sides with pierced lattice side frets beneath leaf-capped brass carry handle, with quatrefoil-pierced brass mesh to rear door, 18.75, (47.5cm) high, with adjustable pendulum and winder.
Minor tarnishing to chapter ringbetwen VI and VII. Movement appears in good order. Case displays typical wrinkling and fine cracking to lacquer, some scuffing to back edge of arch. Crack to rear door frame, small loss to lower edge, veneer loss to lower corner, mesh is warped, holes to rear door silk. Would benefit from cleaning or regilding to metalwork.