A Brass Inlaid Rosewood Striking Bracket Clock With Rare Enamel Dial And Original Numbered Wall Bracket
Case: The rosewood case with brass pineapple finial to the stepped and chamfered top, ring handles to the sides with pierced brass fishscale soundfrets, brass-lined suncken quarter-panels to the front with chamfred brass edges, the brass inlaid stepped moulded base on brass ball feet. The original brass inliad wall bracket stamped 315.
Dial: Rare circular vitrious enamel dial with Roman chapter signed Thos. Moss, Ludgate Street, London 315.
Duration: 8 days.
Movement: 5.5 by 7 inch plates, signed Thos. Moss, London with five pillars, twin gut fusees and barrels, anchor escapement with steel rod lenticular adjustable bob pendulum, rack striking the hours on a bell mounted to the border engraved backplate.
Strike Type: Hour rack strike.
Provenance: Christie's, 26 November 1996, lot 239 (7,308 GBP).
Comments: The enamel dial of this chamfer-top clock is rare: most clocks of this type have painted dials. Two clocks by Moss were exhibited at the Science Museum, London, British Clockmakers' Heritage, 1952, cat. no. 182 & 183.
Part of The Tom Scott Collection.