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Bracket clock: M/F.15-1936

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Clockmaker: Windmills, Thomas




Bracket clock,with 8 day, rack striking movement.

Dial: Break arch brass dial plate 8 inches wide with matted centre and spandrels consisting of female head and drapery amidst scrolling foliage. The arch spandrels with turbaned male head amidst scrolling foliage. Silvered chapter ring with quarter hour divisions on the inner edge, a shaped silvered plaque inscribed ‘Windmills/LONDON' above VI and a mock pendulum in an aperture below XII. A silvered calendar ring in the arch and a Strike/Not Strike (N/S) on the edge of the dial at III. Original pierced blued steel hands.

Movement: 8 day, rack striking movement, with original verge escapement replaced by an anchor but the engraved apron piece retained. Finely engraved back plate with the signature ‘Windmills London' in an oval reserve. Square topped bell.

Case: Inverted bell-topped case, green japanning with gilt lattice decoration and reserves with raised chinoiserie designs. Gilt wooden frets in door spandrels and upper side openings, but now has glass in side windows. Brass acorn finials and decorative lifting handle. Front door lock removed and hook and eye fitted.


History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

Reginald Cory Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 54.6 cm
Height: 21½ in

Place(s) associated

  • London

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1936) by Cory, Reginald


18th Century, Early#
George I
Production date: circa AD 1720

School or Style


Components of the work

Case composed of wood japanning
Frets composed of gilt wood
Finials composed of brass (alloy)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Windmills/LONDON
  • Location: On silver plaque
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Signature

Identification numbers

Accession number: M/F.15-1936
Primary reference Number: 167413
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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