Georgian Bracket Clock by Perigal & Dutterau
Flame mahogany break-arch, brass bound case inset at the front and sides with fishscale frets raised on bracket feet, the whole surmounted by a single pad with brass carrying handle.
Fine quality five pillar, double Fusee, eight day striking movement, the backplate and brackets with border engraving and the makers name set in a cartouche. Regulating pendulum, anchor escapement with pull repeat facility. The seven inch convex painted dial with original brass hands and Roman numerals signed ‘Perigal & Duterrau’.
The firm of Perigal & Duterrau is listed in ‘Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World’ by Brian Loomes as working from 62, New Bond Street from 1803 to 1840. Francis Perigal was one of the most famous clockmakers of his era, becoming master of the clockmakers company. Many of his clocks are in some of the most famous museums and collections in the world.
Perigal and Duterrau also became ‘watchmakers to his Majesty’. Examples of their watches can be found in the Ilbert collection and also in the Metropolitan Museum of art, New York.
There is also a small round dial wall clock featured in the book ‘English Dial Clocks’by R.Rose page 103.