WILLIAM ALLAM, London c1765

  WILLIAM ALLAM, London c1765

A small and fine George III ebonised bell top bracket clock standing on brass bracket feet and having four pineapple finials and a single carrying handle to the bell top.

The five inch arched brass dial is mounted with a silvered chapter ring and subsidiary rings in the arch flanking a cartouche signed by the maker. Subsidiary rings are for strike silent and rise and fall regulation. The centre is finely matted with a false pendulum aperture and an aperture to view the day of the month.

The twin fusée movement has a verge escapement and hours strike sounded on a bell.  The back plate is engraved in a rococo style around the maker’s signature.

William Allam was free of the Clockmakers Company in 1743 and worked in Fleet Street until 1785.  He was a fine maker of both watches and clocks and examples of his work are included in many museums and collections worldwide.

Clockmaker: WILLIAM ALLAM, London
Circa: 1765
Stock Number: 3830
Height: excluding handle 13.5 inches (34 cm.)