A LARGE AND IMPRESSIVE THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY EBONISED AND GILT BRASS MOUNTED QUARTER CHIMIING MUSICAL BRACKET / TABLE CLOCK WITH PULL REPEAT BY JOHN MOORE & SONS, LONDON, NO. 15290
the bell top case surmounted by a flaming finial and four further finials, the canted front angles with female caryatids terminating in floral garlands, the sides with pierced gilt frets cast with putto masks, raised on four gilt brass scrolling feet, the 8″ arched brass dial with silvered Roman chapter ring signed at the top ‘John Moore & Sons London 15290’, with gilt engraved centre, with two subsidiary dials above for strike / silent and slow / fast regulation, with pierced gilt foliate and floral spandrels, the substantial triple chain fusee movement with anchor escapement, chiming the quarters on a nest of eight graduated bells activated by a pin wheel playing Westminster chimes and the hours on a coiled steel gong, with pull repeat striking the last quarters and hours, the backplate signed ‘JOHN MOORE & SONS 58 & 59 Clerkenwell Close, LONDON 15290’ with pendulum,
The movement is winding, ticking and striking and the pull repeat is working but not fully tested or guaranteed.
John Moore & Sons are recorded in B. Loomes ‘Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World’ Vol 2, and listed as working between 1844 and 1881 and producing chiming clocks.