|Project by madburg||posted 02-08-2016 12:56 PM||716 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
Georgian Bracket Clock
The ‘bell top’ case design is based on a photograph of a clock by Colley and Priest – last picture. The movement in the original is dated 1754.
The case is made from Western Australian Jarrah – Swan River Mahogany. It houses a Kieninger RSW movement which is spring driven, and has a triple chime on 9 bells, and automatic night silence. The amazing dial was made by John Skeavington, Sutton Bonington, Leicestershire, one of the last remaining dial engravers! It has fret work around the top to let out the sound of the 9 bells, and a range of period brass embellishments and gilding.
The brass engraved period dial is some what anachronistic. Its moon dial and globes respectively show the Southern Cross constellation, and the Southern Hemisphere with Australia. Of course Australia was largely unknown until Capt Cook’s voyage of 1787.
I love making reproduction antique clocks!! No quartz movements here!
-- Madburg WA