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A fine quality flame mahogany and brass inlaid bracket clock by James Ritchie and Son, Edinburgh c.1840

  • Maker: James Ritchie & Son, 29 Leith Street Edinburgh, watch and clock maker
  • Date: 1840
  • Height: 48cm Width: 30cm Depth: 19cm
  • Price: 5,950

 

Overview

A high quality 8 day mahogany and brass inlaid bracket clock, by James Ritchie & Son, Edinburgh c.1837 ( William IV) striking the hours on a single bell with additional alarm feature. The clock also has a mahogany wall bracket so the clock can be wall mounted if desired.

Case

The high quality case veneered in beautifully figured flame mahogany, inlaid with brass decoration to the front and to the canted side mouldings, terminating with brass capitals. The elegantly shaped sweeping pagoda style top with finely carved decoration to the centre. Cast brass silk lined fishscale frets to the sides. the brass inlaid moulded plinth terminating on four turned bun feet. A fine quality triple support mahogany wall bracket with fine quality carving.

Dial

The beautifully executed silvered and engraved brass dial of pagoda shape with roman numeral chapter ring, signed Jas Ritchie & Son Edinburgh. The whole dial surrounded by a silvered cast brass frame. Alarm setting aperture to the centre of the dial above the VI.

Movement

The fully restored high quality twin fusee movement of eight day duration, united by five knopped pillars, with the original anchor escapement and striking the hours on a single bell. Heavy engraved brass bob pendulum and knurled thumbscrew pendulum restraint. The alarm sounding on an additional single bell, operating when set to the desired time by a three armed rotating hammer.

Hands


Beautiful fretted blued steel hands of delicate trefoil design, with the additional central blued steel pointer hand for alarm setting facility. 

 
An elegant, well proportioned original clock with a wonderfully figured mahogany case of excellent colour and patination.


All of our clock movements are restored by our horologist who works exclusively for us.

Our horologist is a Fellow of the British Horological Institute (FBHI), having 35 years of full time professional engagement in the repair & restoration of clocks, watches, music boxes & barometers. He was the recipient of the 1977 Worshipful Company of Clockmakers Bronze Medal.
Please contact us for further details and delivery information.

 
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Case 1

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Movement 1

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Dial

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