Richard Gilkes C.1750


Ref No 360

A good 30 hr hook and spike by Richard Gilkes, Adderbury (Oxon) C.1750.

Price: £2,350.00

The birdcage, anchor escapement movement retains its original wheel and metal work including its hook and spikes’, striking is via an outside countwheel. The 10″ brass dial has typical corner spandrels, a silvered chapter ring with diamond ½ hour markers and signature. Two hands and the dial centre is decorated with Gilkes`s typical ring and zigzag decoration.

Richard Gilkes was a prominent member of the Gilkes family they were Quakers. He worked in Adderbury from around 1736 until his death in 1787 and was probably the originator of the zigzag dial. Extensive history of Richard and the extended family can be read in C. Bensons clockmaking in Oxfordshire.

Height: 10 1/2 ” (27cms)

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