The fine ebony case has a brass carrying handle, exquisite finials and feet and side and front frets. The heavily constructed 6-pillar, 8-day movement has a later 1/2 dead beat escapement and chimes the 1/4’s on 6 bells followed by the hours on a single bell. There is a pull repeat facility. The backplate is beautifully engraved with flowers, foliage and birds.
The 7 1/2” dial has brass corner and arch spandrels, a mock pendulum, date aperture, and silvered strike-silent and chapter rings.
Note: This is an extremely rare Scottish grande sonnerie bracket clock. Restorations include frets, escapement, some lever work and minute hand.
Thomas Gordon, Edinburgh 1688 – 1743 apprenticed to Andrew Brown and freed in 1703. Worked for 40 years making watches as well as longcase and bracket clocks. His clocks are very rare as indeed are all early Edinburgh clocks. Further info can be found in “Old Scottish Clockmakers” by John Smith.
Height: 191/2″ (50cms) handle down
Width: 12 3/4″ (32cms)
Depth: 8 1/2″ (22cms)