Mahogany and Inlay Fusee Bracket Clock (Scotland, c. 1900)


An attractive and good sized bracket clock in outstanding original condition. The arched case has a pagoda top with central and corner brass finials, fret sides and quartered brass inset reeded columns with turned capitals. The case has an inlaid satinwood butterfly motif and boxwood stringing. The clock stands on substantial adjustable brass ball feet. It has a 5 inch silvered dial that is engraved by the original Glasgow retailers, R & W Sorley. The heavily engineered chain driven twin fusee movement strikes the hours and halves on a gong. Complete with its original brass key.

Robert & William Sorley, Watch and Clock Makers, Jewellers and Silversmiths, 1 Buchanan Street and 136, Argyle Street This business dates back in its foundation to the year 1840, being originally established by Mr. William Jaffray, who was succeeded by Mr. Robert Sorley. This gentleman purchased the business carried on by the late Mr. Shaw in Gordon Street, and amalgamated the two, which have been successfully carried on under the title of Messrs. Robert & William Sorley, and forming one of the largest and most influential high-class jewellery and silversmith’s establishments in this city. A leading speciality of this firm is the manufacture of gold badges and chains, and their stock of diamonds and old silver plate and antiques. The firm also take charge of all the large clocks in the city for regulation, cleaning, &c., and have a first-class connection throughout the west of Scotland. (Source : (Index of firms, 1888)

Current Condition
In excellent original condition. The movement has been fully serviced and is guaranteed for 12 months. If you would like a video of this clock striking please email us.

23.00cm wide   39.50cm high   17.50cm deep (9.06 inches wide  15.55 inches high  6.89 inches deep)

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