John Rainsford, Leicester Fields, c1755
A good, cream lacquer inverted bell top lacquer clock. The 7 inch silvered break arch dial engraved with the maker’s name. The chapter ring encloses a shaped mock pendulum aperture. Day of the month is indicated within a square chamfered aperture the sixth chapter. The break arch is provided with a subsidiary strike silent disk.
The twin fusee movement repeats at will on six bells. The restored verge escapement is enclosed by a beautifully engraved backplate with original lacquer finish.