JAMES SMITH. A fine George III period red lacquer alarm table clock. (LONDON, )

JAMES SMITH. A fine George III period red lacquer alarm table clock.
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JAMES SMITH. A fine George III period red lacquer alarm table clock.

OriginLONDON
DateCirca 1775
A fine George III period red lacquer alarm table clock. The bell top case with handle and four cone finials over circular and shaped glazed side panels on a moulded plinth base. The case is decorated all over with chinoiserie figures, flowers and lattice work within gilt line borders.

The arched 6 ¾ inch brass dial has a silvered chapter ring, the matted centre with alarm setting disc mounted to the centre, a shaped chamfered signature plaque above XII and date aperture above VI. There is also a silvered strike/silent subsidiary dial in the arch.

The twin fusee movement with five knopped pillars, rack strike and original verge escapement. The backplate finely engraved with a pagoda within foliate scrolls and a single line border.

Height: 20 in (51 cm)

* James Smith is recorded in Brian Loomes’ Clockmakers of the World: 21st Century Edition page 719 as working in Fleet Street, London



HW5701

Signed / Inscribed

James Smith LONDON