Joseph Thomas C.1780

CHESTER

Ref No 687

A most attractive and rare mahogany bracket clock by Joseph Thomas, Chester C.1780.

Price: £5,250.00

This case has a brass handle above a concave and convex moulded caddy. There are long arched side windows, an arched front door with flower and foliage carving to the arch and sits on lovely ogee feet.

The 8” arched silvered dial has brass corner and arch spandrels, a strike – silent, engraving and signature to the centre, good hands and a dove of peace painted on the arched boss.

The well-made 8-day movement has 4 turned pillars an unusual form of anchor escapement and strikes the hours on a bell. The backplate is finely engraved with flowers and foliage and has a chevron border.

Joseph Thomas son of Lewis, his clock making father who was apprenticed to George Graham in London for 9 years. He probably worked with his brother James in Northgate St after their fathers’ death in 1770. Although he was recorded in Linenhall St in 1793. Clocks by Joseph and James had many similarities. Bracket clocks by them are extremely rare.

Height: 19″ (48 1/2 cms) handle down
Width: 12″ (30cms)
Depth: 8″ (20cms)

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