Hugh Gordon C.1770.


Ref No 651

A rare ebonised Scottish provincial clock by Hugh Gordon, Aberdeen C.1770.

Price: £7,750.00

The ebonised case of good colour has a brass handle, 4 finials and front door arch frets. There are movement viewing panels in the sides.

The well-made movement has 5 turned pillars, verge escapement, and strikes the hours on a bell via a rack. The backplate is finely engraved with flowers and foliage, and is fully signed in a cartouche.

The 7” dial has corner and arch spandrels, silvered chapter and strike-silent rings, a date aperture and a signature plaque below 12. There is delicate floral engraving in the centre.

A rare finely finished Scottish clock.

Hugh Gordon was working in Aberdeen from 1748-90. He had previously worked in Edinburgh and London. A very proficient maker but little of his work seems to have survived.

Height: 17 1/2 (44cms) handle down

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