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John Gilbertson, Ripon - A Quarter Chiming Mahogany Bracket Clock

A   lovely   quality   three   train,   bell-top   mahogany   bracket   clock.   The   six   pillar,   triple   fusee   movement   has   its   original   verge escapement   and   strikes   the   hours   on   a   large   bell   and   the   quarters   on   three   further   bells,   with   a   fully   engraved   backplate   of floral   and   rococo   decoration.   The   eight-inch   arched   dial   has   a   solid   silvered   centre   engraved   with   the   name   John   Gilbertson, Rippon   and   with   a   sweep   centre   date,   the   date   numerals   engraved   to   the   inner   aspect   and   indicated   by   a   brass   hand.   The chapter   ring   is   engraved   with   black   Roman   hour   numerals   and   Arabic   five   minute   markings.   The   decorative   hands   are   of blued   steel   and   to   the   four   corners   are   floral   and   rococo   cast   brass   spandrels,   with   further   spandrels   to   the   arch   either   side of the silvered 'strike/silent' dial. The   mahogany   bell   top   case   has   cast   brass   finials,   cast   brass   feet,   with   cast   'cherub   head'   fretwork   to   the   sides   and   with brass   carrying   handles   above   each.   The   fluted   block   to   the   top   is   surmounted   by   a   further   brass   finial   and   has   gilded   wood scroll work to either side. The   quality   and   style   of   this   clock   would   indicate   that   Gilbertson   'bought-in'   the   clock   from   London   as   it   is   almost   identical to   those   from   the   workshops   of   the   well-regarded   maker   John   Taylor.   Of   special   note   is   the   engraved   decoration   to   the backplate   and   distinctive   double   line   to   the   backplate   edge,   the   shape   of   the   verge   apron,   the   shape   of   the   hammer   heads, as   well   as   the   positioning   of   the   bells.   The   case   has   identical   mounts   to   those   seen   by   Taylor,   including   the   feet,   side   frets and   finials.   The   dial   and   engraving   is   almost   identical   to   that   used   by   Taylor,   especially   the   engraving   to   the   chapter   ring   and inner   aspect   showing   the   date,   as   are   the   rather   distinctive   hands   and   spandrels.   But   the   main   proof   is   the   signature engraved   to   the   dial   centre   where   the   'John'   of   John   Gilbertson   is   identical   to   the   'John'   engraved   on   clocks   by   John   Taylor down to the swirl at the end. All of which establishes this as a clock made in the workshops of this renowned maker. Height: 23 inches (63.5 cms) This clock is illustrated and described in Ripon’s Clockmakers by David F. Severs, pages 54-57 Please click on images to enlarge: Any additional images are shown below

John Gilbertson

John   Gilbertson   is   recorded   as   working   in   Rippon   (Ripon),   Yorkshire   from   about   1750   until   his   death   in   1793.   A   longcase clock    by    him    is    illustrated    in    "Clockmakers    of    Northern    England"    by    Brian    Loomes.    C.L.    Reid,    in    "North    Country Clockmakers",   notes   that   some   clocks   by   him   have   the   name   Ripon   spelt   Rippon,   as   in   this   case.   Gilbertson   was   recorded   as a   clockmaker   in   the   "Universal   British   Directory"   of   1790-95,   a   list   of   which   was   published   in   "The   Yorkshire   Evening   Post", July 25th, 1908.

Price: £14,500.00

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John Gilbertson, Ripon - A Quarter Chiming Mahogany Bracket Clock

A   lovely   quality   three   train,   bell-top   mahogany   bracket   clock.   The   six   pillar,   triple   fusee movement   has   its   original   verge   escapement   and   strikes   the   hours   on   a   large   bell   and   the quarters    on    three    further    bells,    with    a    fully    engraved    backplate    of    floral    and    rococo decoration.   The   eight-inch   arched   dial   has   a   solid   silvered   centre   engraved   with   the   name John   Gilbertson,   Rippon    and   with   a   sweep   centre   date,   the   date   numerals   engraved   to   the inner   aspect   and   indicated   by   a   brass   hand.   The   chapter   ring   is   engraved   with   black   Roman hour   numerals   and   Arabic   five   minute   markings.   The   decorative   hands   are   of   blued   steel and   to   the   four   corners   are   floral   and   rococo   cast   brass   spandrels,   with   further   spandrels   to the arch either side of the silvered 'strike/silent' dial. The   mahogany   bell   top   case   has   cast   brass   finials,   cast   brass   feet,   with   cast   'cherub   head' fretwork   to   the   sides   and   with   brass   carrying   handles   above   each.   The   fluted   block   to   the top is surmounted by a further brass finial and has gilded wood scroll work to either side. The   quality   and   style   of   this   clock   would   indicate   that   Gilbertson   'bought-in'   the   clock   from London   as   it   is   almost   identical   to   those   from   the   workshops   of   the   well-regarded   maker John   Taylor.   Of   special   note   is   the   engraved   decoration   to   the   backplate   and   distinctive double   line   to   the   backplate   edge,   the   shape   of   the   verge   apron,   the   shape   of   the   hammer heads,   as   well   as   the   positioning   of   the   bells.   The   case   has   identical   mounts   to   those   seen   by Taylor,   including   the   feet,   side   frets   and   finials.   The   dial   and   engraving   is   almost   identical   to that   used   by   Taylor,   especially   the   engraving   to   the   chapter   ring   and   inner   aspect   showing the   date,   as   are   the   rather   distinctive   hands   and   spandrels.   But   the   main   proof   is   the signature   engraved   to   the   dial   centre   where   the   'John'   of   John   Gilbertson   is   identical   to   the 'John'    engraved    on    clocks    by    John    Taylor    down    to    the    swirl    at    the    end.    All    of    which establishes this as a clock made in the workshops of this renowned maker. Height: 23 inches (63.5 cms) This clock is illustrated and described in Ripon’s Clockmakers by David F. Severs, pages 54-57 Please click on images to enlarge: Any additional images are shown below

John Gilbertson

John   Gilbertson   is   recorded   as   working   in   Rippon   (Ripon),   Yorkshire   from   about   1750   until his    death    in    1793.    A    longcase    clock    by    him    is    illustrated    in    "Clockmakers    of    Northern England"   by   Brian   Loomes.   C.L.   Reid,   in   "North   Country   Clockmakers",   notes   that   some clocks   by   him   have   the   name   Ripon   spelt   Rippon,   as   in   this   case.   Gilbertson   was   recorded   as a   clockmaker   in   the   "Universal   British   Directory"   of   1790-95,   a   list   of   which   was   published   in "The Yorkshire Evening Post", July 25th, 1908.

Price: £14,500.00

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