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Antique inlaid satinwood bracket clock by Thomas Wright, Poultry

London

A fine and rare late 18th century George III period satinwood bracket clock of unusually large proportions, by Thomas Wright, Poultry, London, who was 'Watch-maker to the King'

The arch top with a brass ring handle, with raised panels banded with brass, above a white enamel dial with a brass bezel. The case is beautifully inlaid with a large decorative conch shell, fan motifs and kingwood banding; the door is flanked with reeded columns, fluted and counter fluted with brass and topped with brass capitals.

The back-plate is beautifully engraved with decorative scrolls and flowers and the makers name, "Wright, in the Poultry, watchmaker to the King". The double fusee movement with engraved and fully signed back-plate has a verge escapement and hour striking on a bell.

Medium

Satinwood

Signed/Inscribed/Dated

1785

Literature

Thomas Wright, based at 6 Poultry, London was admitted to the Clockmakers Company in 1770 as 'Maker to the King' signed on a bracket clock. He was a Quaker and a leading watchmaker. In 1783 he patented (no: 1354) a form of detent escapement and compensation balance.

Exhibitions

The Three Georges: Clockmaking in Hanoverian England 1714 - 1820 (2014)

Condition

Excellent

Date: circa 1785
Width: 13.00inch (33 cm)
Height: 18.00inch (46 cm)

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