George III Miniature Twin fusee Mantel Clock, circa 1790

An exceptionally rare George III miniature twin fusee mantel clock, circa 1790.  The mahogany break arch case with brass sound frets to the sides and detailed decoration to the front of the case, with decorative fern patterned swept feet and top carry handle.

The rear winding movement of diminutive proportions, with pull repeat, and profusely engraved backplate with swags of flowers and the Prince of Wales feathers in a central cartouche,  currently converted from verge to anchor escapement.  The white painted arched dial inscribed with the name of the maker, Hunter, London.  This probably represents Thomas & William Hunter recorded as working in Fenchurch Street, London.

Miniature back wind twin fusee movements of such small dimensions are relatively rare and this is a highly desirable clock in beautiful condition.

 

Dimensions

H 30cm (including handle), W 19cm,  D 11cm

Price

$14,500

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