FINE VERGE EBONISED BRACKET CLOCK - Joseph Wood , Bristol Engraved back plate with very early painted dial

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Seller: clockbroker (124) 100%, Location: Mansfield, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 122941754507 FINE VERGE EBONISED BRACKET CLOCK - Joseph Wood , Bristol Click images to enlarge Description This is a fine English bracket clock dating from the last quarter of the 18th Century by Joseph Wood of Bristol and would date circa 1775. This is a very interesting and rare clock in respect of the dial which demonstrates the early use of the painted dial which had been invented only a few years earlier to compete with the popular and also recently used silvered sheet brass dials and the more usual brass chapter ring and spandrel type. What most people don't realise that these dials were hand made and equal or more in price compared to brass dials. The gold gesso work is slightly raised and the execution of the blackwork exquisite. These early painted dials are works of art and should not be confused with the factory made ones popular in the 19th Century. The dial itself is in outstanding original condition in untouched order save the blackwork with has been professionally refreshed some years ago.The images are a good representation. The case is made from oak and veneered in fruitwood the ebonised. The inverted bell top is has a handle and all four corners are summounted by finials. The inner of the front door is gilded brass. The restored side fretts are pierced wood and the back door glazed. The canted front corners have brass decoration as has the bell top. The 7 inch dial is signed in a cartouche by the maker and the pierced steel hands are original The twin fusee 8 day duration bell striking movement has verge escapement with a beautifully engraved back plate depicting a sailing ship and a pull repeat facility The clock is 19 inches tall (handle up) . The width is 11 inches and the depth 7 1/2. The condition is excellent and original with a deep shine to the polish but like all antiques there are age related marks as can be expected on any item of this age .The rear of the item has faded obviously through being exposed to sunlight . but I am certain that the most discerning client will not be disappointed unless they like their antiques to be restored to the point that they look new. This is a genuine and original clock and I offer a full money back guarantee to this end. Any potential clients are very welcome to view the clock prior to purchase (or pay on delivery)to ensure that they are satisfied with their purchase. This clock is much nicer in the flesh and looks superb . If the buy it now price is paid in full then I will deliver and set up the clock free of charge to the English mainland,Wales and the Scottish lowlands.I will also provide a 12 months guarantee under these circumstances.This is the same service that is provided by a high street retailer without the customer having to pay for the overheads If a lesser off is accepted then this will be sold as a trade sale with the clock as described and with shipping costs the responsibility of the buyer. I will ship this clock worldwide . UK buyers are asked to use alternative means of payment to Pay Pal if at all possible. My contact details are at the very bottom of my listings should any interested parties wish to get in touch directly Guesstimate prices areas follows Europe £75 USA £130 Asia and Australia £180 Payment Alternative means of payment to Pay Pal are prefered if at all possible.Goods will not be shipped unles paid for in full Shipping Ebay and Pay pal cxharges are incurred on shipping and these with be added to the total shipping costs.Most items will be shipped worlwide and generally by UPS or similar service which is tracked and signed for.I will not sent items which are not tracked and signed for.Collection is available.Delivery is possible depending on your location for reasonable expences.Goods will be packed as well as possible which will increase charges slightly due to larger box sizes but no-one wants the item damaged.NO COURIER WILL INSURE ANTIQUES SO PLEASE THAT IN MIND.PLEASE TAKE OUT YOUR OWN SEPERATE INSURANCE IF YOU REQUIRE IT. Terms of Sale Please ask all questions before bidding.Items can be viewed prior to sale.Please do not on items if you do not intention of completing the transaction.Contact me if you have any problems as I want you to buy again.If you see an item and require a little time to pay please get in touch and terms may be arranged to our mutual satisfaction About Us I have been involved in antique clocks and barometers for nearly 30 years with customers worldwide although I am new to Ebay.I firmly believe that business should be done with integrity and honesty.I prefer genuine and untouched items and will sell them as such to keep costs down.We have no intention of misleading our customers in any way and will provide the best service possible.If you encounter any problems then please get in touch. Contact Us We can be contacted at sellingantiques.co.uk/steammill where the necessary details can be found Pictures sell! Auctiva offers Free Image Hosting and Editing.250+ Listing Templates! 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