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George Yonge & Son, London.


A tortoiseshell veneered table clock, the 7 inch square brass dial with matted centre, ringed winding holes and recessed shaped silvered plaque signed Geo Yonge & Son Strand. Silvered chapter ring and gilt winged cherub head cast spandrels. The five pillar twin chain fusee bell striking movement with anchor escapement and signed G. Yonge & Son, Strand to the foliate border engraved backplate. The case with scroll-shaped hinged gilt brass handle to the domed caddy surmount above square glazed front door and arched brass fishscale sound frets to sides, on cavetto moulded skirt base with brass bun feet.

Height 13 1/2 inches. (34cm)

Date circa 1830

George Yonge and Son are recorded in Baillie G.H. Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World as Clockmakers to the Lord High Admiral working circa 1820-5; George Yonge senior succeeded the celebrated John Holmes. The business traded as George Yonge and Son 1823-30 before becoming George and Walter Yonge who continued trading from various addresses in The Strand until at least 1856.

This is a very interesting clock made in the style of a late 17thC bracket clock.