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Bracket clock: M.23-1972

Object information

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Bracket clock


Designer: Day, Henry
Designer: Day, Lewis Foreman
Case maker: Howell & James




Bracket clock with French movement and two trains striking hours and ting-tang quarters.

Dial: 6 inch diameter enamel dial with white ground and blue arabic numerals in circular reserves separated by symmetrical floral designs. In the centre a sunburst design in blue and white on a gilt ground. Blued steel spade hands. A small square above the XII for regulating the pendulum and a similar square below the VI for starting the pendulum, the latter being a very rare feature.

Movement: French movement, with square plates, the back plate stamped ‘GV3723.', the gong block stamped `F D' and the pendulu77m starting lever stamped ‘E. Loubdelert. BTE S.G.O.G.' Two trains, striking hours and ting-tang quarters on gongs. Brocot escapement and Brocot suspension. Repair label inside back door:- ‘Barraud & Lunds / 49 Cornhill. / Set going 1880 / Cleaned February 1888 / etc'.

Case: Designed by Henry and Lewis F. Day and made by Howell & James, the back marked `DEPOSÉ /3723' with `kite' mark indicating that the design was regis¬tered on 22nd February, 1878. Square ebonised case with panelled ends and a gallery round the top, with a removable superstructure in the form of a tiled roof. The front inset with four rectangular ceramic panels with blue floral designs on a white ground.


History note: Charles and Lavinia Handley-Read Collection; purchased from the executor of the Handley-Read Estate

Legal notes

Purchased with the Perceval Fund and Grant-in-Aid from the Victoria and Albert Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 48.9 cm
Height: 19¼ in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1972)


19th Century, Late#
Victoria I
1878 CE - 1880 CE

School or Style

Arts and Crafts (movement)

Components of the work

Case composed of ceramic ebony

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: E. Loubdelert. BTE S.G.O.G.
  • Location: Starting lever
  • Method of creation: Stampled
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: Barraud & Lunds / 49 Cornhill. / Set going 1880 / Cleaned February 1888 / etc
  • Location: Inside back door
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.23-1972
Primary reference Number: 167417
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 17 January 2017 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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