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Thomas Greaves, Birmingham - A Mahogany Verge Bracket Clock

A mahogany bell-top bracket clock of lovely colour and patination. The five-pillar, double-fusee movement has the original verge escapement and strikes the hours on a bell with pull repeat. The backplate is fully engraved with floral decoration. The seven-inch break-arch dial has a silvered centre engraved with the maker's name 'Thos Greaves, Birmingham' and with a round date aperture. The silvered chapter ring is engraved with black Roman hour numerals and Arabic five minute markings with decorative blued steel hands, there are floral and 'c-scroll' cast brass spandrels to the four corners, with further spandrels to the arch either side of the silvered and engraved 'strike/silent' dial. The mahogany bell top case has wooden fretwork to the top corners, a brass carrying handle, wooden block feet and beautifully engraved gilt-brass arched panels to the sides. Height: 17½ inches (44.5 cms) Please click on images to enlarge: Any additional images are shown below

Thomas Greaves

Thomas   Greaves   is   recorded   as   working   at   92,   High   Street,   Birmingham   from   1770,   when   he   took   over   the   premises   from his   clockmaker   father   John,   until   1776   when   he   moved   along   the   road   to   number   81.   He   was   working   here   until   his   death   in 1817    at    which    point    his    wife    Ann    continued    the    business,    albeit    for    only    a    year.    Thomas    was    the    grandson    of    the clockmaker   Thomas   Snr,   who   was   in   the   High   Street   from   circa   1680   until   1715   when   his   own   son,   and   father   of   Thomas   Jnr, John took over the premises, presumably number 92 as mentioned above. There are a number of repair marks on the movement: 'JS Watkins March 26, 1824. FW 1169', being the clockmaker John Stickley Watkins who is recorded as working in Birmingham from 1821 until 1857. C Wilson Dec 5, 1856. 178/688', being the clockmaker Charles Wilson who is recorded as working in Bristol Street from 1833 until 1878.

Price: Sold

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Thomas Greaves - A Mahogany Verge Clock

A   mahogany   bell-top   bracket   clock   of   lovely   colour   and   patination.   The   five-pillar,   double- fusee   movement   has   the   original   verge   escapement   and   strikes   the   hours   on   a   bell   with   pull repeat.   The   backplate   is   fully   engraved   with   floral   decoration.   The   seven-inch   break-arch   dial has   a   silvered   centre   engraved   with   the   maker's   name   'Thos   Greaves,   Birmingham'   and   with a    round    date    aperture.    The    silvered    chapter    ring    is    engraved    with    black    Roman    hour numerals   and   Arabic   five   minute   markings   with   decorative   blued   steel   hands,   there   are floral   and   'c-scroll'   cast   brass   spandrels   to   the   four   corners,   with   further   spandrels   to   the arch either side of the silvered and engraved 'strike/silent' dial. The   mahogany   bell   top   case   has   wooden   fretwork   to   the   top   corners,   a   brass   carrying handle, wooden block feet and beautifully engraved gilt-brass arched panels to the sides. Height: 17½ inches (44.5 cms) Please click on images to enlarge: Any additional images are shown below

Thomas Greaves

Thomas   Greaves   is   recorded   as   working   at   92,   High   Street,   Birmingham   from   1770,   when   he took   over   the   premises   from   his   clockmaker   father   John,   until   1776   when   he   moved   along the   road   to   number   81.   He   was   working   here   until   his   death   in   1817   at   which   point   his   wife Ann    continued    the    business,    albeit    for    only    a    year.    Thomas    was    the    grandson    of    the clockmaker   Thomas   Snr,   who   was   in   the   High   Street   from   circa   1680   until   1715   when   his own   son,   and   father   of   Thomas   Jnr,   John   took   over   the   premises,   presumably   number   92   as mentioned above. There are a number of repair marks on the movement: 'JS   Watkins   March   26,   1824.   FW   1169',   being   the   clockmaker   John   Stickley   Watkins   who   is recorded as working in Birmingham from 1821 until 1857. C   Wilson   Dec   5,   1856.   178/688',   being   the   clockmaker   Charles   Wilson   who   is   recorded   as working in Bristol Street from 1833 until 1878.

Price: Sold

Ref: 1220

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