Antique Ormolu Mounted Ebonised Gilt Bronze Chiming Bracket Clock 19th C

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Seller: regentantiquesuk (2.797) 100%, Location: London N4 1BX, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 372599128716 OUR LONDON SHOWROOMS OPEN MON to FRI 10am - 5pm And Alternate Saturdays Regent Antiques has been trading in London for three decades. We specialise in English and Continental antique furniture, silver and porcelain. Our main markets are Europe and North America and we export worldwide. Antique Ormolu Mounted Ebonised Gilt Bronze Chiming Bracket Clock 19th C A superb 19th Century ormolu mounted ebonised three train bracket clock, of large size. The caddy top case decorated with five flaming urn finials and ribbon-tied foliate festoons, above an arched cast brass glazed door. This is flanked by a caryatid to each corner, with a foliate cast handle and pierced mask arched panel to each side, the clkock is raised on a stepped foot with scroll cast ormolu feet. It has a 6½in. silvered Roman chapter ring with a matted gilt centre and pierced blue steel hands, the arch above with three subsidiary dials for strike/silent, slow /fast, chime on eight bells/Westminster chime. The three train chain fusée movement with anchor escapement and pendulum locking block chiming the quarters on eight bells, with pull-quarter repeat and striking the hour on a gong. It keeps really good time and is delightful to look at and hear the wondrous chimes. Condition: This clock is in excellent working condition, the movement having been cleaned and serviced, the ormolu mounts having been polished, please see photos for confirmation. Dimensions in cm: Height 62 x Width 62 x Depth 24Dimensions in inches: Height 24.4 x Width 24.4 x Depth 9.4 The Westminster Quarters is the most common name for a melody used by a set of clock bells to chime on each quarter hour. The number of chime sets matches the number of quarter hours that have passed. It is also known as the Westminster Chimes, or the Cambridge Chimes from its place of origin, the church of St Mary the Great, Cambridge. This chime is traditionally, though without substantiation, believed to be a set of variations on the four notes that make up the fifth and sixth measures of "I know that my Redeemer liveth" from Handels Messiah. This is why the chime is also played by the bells of the so-called Red Tower in Halle, the native town of Handel. It was written in 1793 for a new clock in St Mary the Great, the University Church in Cambridge. There is some doubt over exactly who composed it: Revd Dr Joseph Jowett,Regius Professor of Civil Law, was given the job, but he was probably assisted by either Dr John Randall (1715–99), who was the Professor of Music from 1755, or his brilliant undergraduate pupil, William Crotch (1775-1847). In the mid-19th century the chime was adopted by the clock tower at the Palace of Westminster (where Big Ben hangs), whence its fame spread. It is now possibly the most commonly used chime for striking clocks. According to the church records of Trinity Episcopal Church (Williamsport, Pennsylvania), this chime sequence was incorporated into a tower clock mechanism by the E. Howard & Co., Boston, MA. The clock and chime in Trinitys steeple base was dedicated in December 1875. It holds the distinction of being the first tower clock in the United States to sound the Cambridge Quarters. Our reference: 09221 Image gallery Take a tour of our London showrooms Write to us: Regent Antiques Manor Warehouse 318 Green Lanes London N4 1BX By Underground: Take Piccadilly line to Manor House station. Go to top of escalators and turn left. Take exit 7 and walk straight on for 10 metres. Manor Warehouse is on the right. By road: There is car parking available on site. Payment Pay with your credit card through PayPal. Please make all cheques payable to "Regent Antiques." Bank details: Regent Antiques - BBVA - Account: 05701615 - Sort: 23-59-11 Shipping and returns We ship worldwide. Postage and packing for: Mainland UK: FREE European Union: £50.00 North America: £75.00 (Please note that this is in Pounds Sterling, not US Dollars) Rest of world: £95.00 If you require shipping to a location for which a shipping charge is not provided, please ask for a quote prior to bidding. Williams and Hill Forwarding is our preferred shipping agent for our valuable and fragile furniture items delivered within the UK. After you purchase, we will make all the arrangements to get your item to your door. Stephen Morris Shipping is our preferred specialist for delivery outside of the UK. Increased shipping costs incurred when purchasing additional items are generally quite low. For the best value, we recommend offsetting this cost by purchasing multiple items. We require that someone be home on the agreed delivery day if applicable, otherwise a redelivery fee will apply. In accordance with Distance Selling Regulations, we offer a 30-day money back guarantee if you are not satisfied with the item. The item must be returned in its original packaging and condition. Unless the item is not as described in a material way, the buyer is responsible for return shipping expenses. Buyers are fully responsible for any customs duties or local taxes that may be incurred on items sent outside of the European Union.

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