Gabriel Smith C.1710.


Ref No 721
A very rare ebony bracket clock by Gabriel Smith, Barthomley (Cheshire) C.1710.

Price: £5,850.00

The case has a brass handle and bun feet, there are 2 front door frets and side windows. This is a case made by the local joiner with plain mouldings and simple construction yet very attractive.

The movement has 6 turned pillars which are screwed into the backplate, wire lines, countwheel striking and anchor escapement. The backplate is beautifully engraved with flowers, foliage, and a chevron border.

The 7” arched dial has an engraved border, corner and arch spandrels, and the finely matted centre has engraved winding holes, date box, and border. There is a signature plaque in the arch. A feature of the Cheshire area is an engraved sun which can be seen below 12 o`clock.

A fine rare clock.

Gabriel Smith was without doubt one of the best early provincial makers born in 1654. He worked in Barthomley from around 1690 – 1722 when he moved to Nantwich. He died in Barthomley in 1743.

More info on request.

Height: 17″ (43cms) handle down
Width: 10 3/4″ (27cms)
Depth: 6 1/4″ (16cms)

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