BRACKET CLOCK Hawley’s London Ca. 1810 England
Signed: Hawley’s LONDON
The eight-day, spring-driven double-fusee movement consists of going and striking trains with trip repeat. The going train has dead-beat escapement and a short pendulum. The striking train indicates the hours fully on a bell. The backplate has a border engraving and an engraved oval signature cartouche: Hawley’s LONDON.
The circular enamelled dial has a Roman chapter ring, five-minute and minute divisions. The maker has signed the dial above the centre of the dial: Hawley’s LONDON. There is a strike/silent lever above the XII. The time is indicated by a fine pair of blued-steel hands. The dial is protected by a convex glass in a hinged machine-turned gilt-brass bezel with a double pearl string.
The walnut-veneered lancet-top case is embellished by line inlays and ribs. There are brass-capped pillars on the corners. The sides have arched silk-backed brass herringbone sound frets surmounted by lion-head handles. The clock rests on four brass claw feet.
Duration 8 days
Height 47 cm
Width 28 cm
Depth 17 cm