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FS39: Two Day Fine Art Sale

Rivers & Son, London, A Georgian Ebonised Verge Bracket Clock

Auction Lot FS39/736

Rivers & Son, London, a Georgian ebonised verge bracket clock the eight-day duration, five-pillar movement having a verge escapement and striking the hours on a bell with pull repeat and having a fully engraved backplate, the seven-inch round enamelled dial having black Roman hour numerals, Arabic outer five-minute numerals and signed Rivers & Son, London, with decorative blued steel hands, the ebonised case having a full opening front door with brass fret work below and brass edging, brass side frets, a three-pad top with brass mounts, surmounted by a brass carrying handle and standing on brass bracket feet, height 34cm (handle down): 38cm (handle up). * Biography David Rivers is recorded as working in Sweetings Alley, London being free of the Clockmakers Company in 1766 with the business becoming Rivers & Son in circa 1782 with an address in Cornhill, where they were successors to Daniel de St Jeu, Clockmakers to her Majesty. David died in 1815.

Rivers & Son, London, A Georgian Ebonised Verge Bracket Clock (FS39/736) offered in our Two Day Fine Art Sale starting on 10th July 2018 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

Lot Description

Rivers & Son, London, a Georgian ebonised verge bracket clock the eight-day duration, five-pillar movement having a verge escapement and striking the hours on a bell with pull repeat and having a fully engraved backplate, the seven-inch round enamelled dial having black Roman hour numerals, Arabic outer five-minute numerals and signed Rivers & Son, London, with decorative blued steel hands, the ebonised case having a full opening front door with brass fret work below and brass edging, brass side frets, a three-pad top with brass mounts, surmounted by a brass carrying handle and standing on brass bracket feet, height 34cm (handle down): 38cm (handle up). * Biography David Rivers is recorded as working in Sweetings Alley, London being free of the Clockmakers Company in 1766 with the business becoming Rivers & Son in circa 1782 with an address in Cornhill, where they were successors to Daniel de St Jeu, Clockmakers to her Majesty. David died in 1815.

Notes

Reference: Brian Loomes, Watch & Clockmakers of the World; NAG Press, 2006.

Price Realised

£1,800

Department

Works of Art & Clocks

Fine Art Category

Bracket Clocks

Sale Information

FS39: Two Day Fine Art Sale
Tuesday, 10th July 2018
Okehampton Street, Exeter

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Important Notes

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