SCOTTISH GEORGE III EBONISED BRACKET CLOCK, JOHN GARTLY, ABERDEEN
the moulded arched case surmounted by a loop handle, above an arched brass dial with silvered Arabic and Roman chapters, signed 'John Gartly/ Aberdeen' with pierced brass spandrels and 'STRIKE/SILENT' dial, the sides with pierced brass fishscale frets, raised on brass ogee feet; the five pillar twin fusee movement with pin wheel escapement and striking on a bell
28cm wide, 43cm high (handle up), 19cm deep Estimate £ 1,000-1,500 + fees Note: John Gartly is recorded working in Aberdeen at the end of the 18th century, see Smith 'Old Scottish Clockmakers from 1453 to 1850, EP Publishing, 1975.
Sold for £3,000
(buyer's premium included)