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Antique lacquer bracket clock by John Parker, Greenwich, London

Greenwich

A fine George III period sea- green and gilt lacquer bracket clock by John Parker of Greenwich. This exquisite clock is profusely decorated in a sea green and gold lacquer case depicting chinoiserie figures holding parasols in a landscape, with birds and flowers. The arched silvered dial with pierced rococo spandrels in the four corners and flanking the subsidiary dial showing strike/silent. The dial with a mock pendulum, date aperture above the VI and pierced hands, with the makers name in a florid script.

The case has a shaped apron and a bell top with a brass carrying handle and the sides are glazed. The eight day verge movement striking on a single bell and the back-plate is signed ‘John Parker Greenwich.’

Literature

*John Parker died in 1766 and his widow continued the business. See Brian Loomes, Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World (London, 2006), p.593.

Date: circa 1770
Height: 17.50inch (44 cm)

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