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Bracket Clock: M/F.6-1931

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Bracket Clock


Clockmaker: Cox, Jason




Bracket clock with 8 day movement and rack striking.

Dial: Break arch brass dial plate, 6 inches wide with matted centre and rare cornucopia spandrels (C & W No.29). Silvered chapter ring without quarter hour divisions and in the arch two silvered rings, one for pendulum rise and fall adjustment, the other for Strike/Silent. Between the rings a shaped silvered plaque engraved ‘Jason Cox Long Acre LONDON'. The rest of the arch filled with formalised engraving. Nicely cut and blued steel hands.

Movement: 8 day movement, rack striking with quarter repeating on two bells and original verge escape¬ment. Back plate plain except for signature `Jason Cox Long Acre London', thus suggesting that it was designed to be hidden by a silk-backed fret in the back door.

Case: Inverted bell-topped case, ebonised. Spandrels of front door and side openings blocked with ebonised panels. These and the back door opening would have had silk-backed wooden frets originally. No metal mounts except a brass carrying handle.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Countess Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco

Measurements and weight

Height: 44.5 cm
Height: 17 5/8 in

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1931-10-04) by Martinengo-Cesaresco, Countess Evelyn


18th Century, Mid
George II
Production date: circa AD 1750

Components of the work

Case composed of ebony
Handle composed of brass (alloy)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Jason Cox Long Acre/LONDON
  • Location: On dial over and between the two rings
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: Jason Cox Long Acre London
  • Location: On back plate
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: M/F.6-1931
Primary reference Number: 167414
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 10 December 2020 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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