John Pyke, London
A George III mahogany three pad bracket clock.
The break arch brass dial with subsidiary regulation dial calibrated 0-60 and strike/silent dial to the arch either side of the silvered nameplate, signed John Pyke, London. The silvered chapter ring with Roman and Arabic numerals, finely matted centre with calendar aperture and false pendulum aperture with original blued steel hands.
The rich colour mahogany case with three brass bound raised pads to the break arch with brass carrying handle, brass framed front door with fluted brass corners and brass ogee feet.
High quality eight day double fusee movement with five pillars and an engraved backplate. The verge escapement with pendulum suspended from a pivoted regulation arm. Striking the hours on a bell.
Date circa 1780
Height 15 1/2 inches (39cm)
John Pyke is listed as working at Grays Inn, London. Clock and Watchmaker to the Prince of Wales.