A GEORGE II EBONISED AND BRASS BRACKET / TABLE CLOCK THE DIAL SIGNED THOMAS WASHBOURN, LONDON
the case with inverted bell top and brass handle over, the sides with circular frets over glazed apertures, the breakfront door with upper quadrant frets, the back door with similar frets, over a plinth base and bracket feet, the 8″ brass break-arch dial with strike / silent subsidiary dial to the arch and Roman chapter ring, with gilt putto mask spandrels and matted centre, with mock pendulum aperture and chamfered date aperture below, with name plate inscribed ‘Thos. Washbourn LONDON’, the twin fusee movement with four knopped pillars and verge escapement striking on a bell, the finely engraved backplate centred by a ho ho bird and with scrolling acanthus leaves, with pendulum and pull repeat but lacking cord,
The clock is ticking and will strike but the gut fusee needs replacing.
Thomas Washbourn is recorded in G.H. Baillie, ‘Watchmakers & Clockmakers of the World’ as working in London from before 1744 until his death in 1756.