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A Victorian oak musical bracket clock
Hammer Price £2,600
A Victorian oak musical bracket clock,
the case carved with classical decoration, including masks, scrolls swags and shell, and an urn finial, the unusual oval silvered dial signed 'Hamilton Crighton & Co., 41 George Street, Edinburgh', the backplate also signed, the triple fusee movement striking the hours on a bell and the quarters on either eight or ten bells, the arch with strike/silent and chiming dials,
Hamilton Crichton and Co. were clockmakers, silversmiths, jewellers and retailers in George Street, Edinburgh. Crichton seems to be spelt with a 'g' in both places on this clock, but in all other information about this firm, it is spelt with a 'c'.
The firm retailed the animal decanters made by Alexander Crichton and it could be assumed that there was a family connection.
Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500
Case - vertical split above dial.
Split in valley of swan neck.
Replaced moulding to front left.
Split on left had side below fret.
Two spare holes in dial plates below fret.
Strike hammer, some alteration to movement mounts.
Movement has been fully restored.
Missing veneer piece at top of back.
Four holes in corners of door and on case.