WILLIAM GIBBS. Rare early George III period English carved giltwood Cartel clock

WILLIAM GIBBS. Rare early George III period English carved giltwood Cartel clock WILLIAM GIBBS. Rare early George III period English carved giltwood Cartel clock WILLIAM GIBBS. Rare early George III period English carved giltwood Cartel clock
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WILLIAM GIBBS. Rare early George III period English carved giltwood Cartel clock

Origin
London
Date
circa 1760

A rare early George III period English carved giltwood Cartel clock of excellent colour and proportions. The case is beautifully carved and gilded with flowers and  foliage and is surmounted by a winged eagle. The concave bezel for the door is in cast brass.

The good quality plated single fusee timepiece movement has a verge escapement and runs for 8 days. The 7 inch silvered brass dial has Roman hour numerals and an outer band of Arabic numerals for the five minute markers. The hands are of delicately wrought and pierced blued steel and there is an aperture in the dial for the dummy pendulum.

Height: 29 in (74 cm)

Width: 20 ½  inches (52 cm)

* William Gibbs is listed on page 299 in Brian Loomes’s Clockmakers of the World: 21st Edition as working in London between 1730 and 1766.

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