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