The English Twin Fusee Bracket Clock Design
This extraordinary English bracket clock was crafted during the 19th century, circa 1850 out of the durable and iconic material known as oak wood. The astonishing features on this clock include 4 bracket ball feet, a stepped bevelled base, a gorgeous silver dial including roman numerals and both the dial and movement are signed by the creator. Also, the wonderful rich colour caused by the oak wood makes this a true vintage piece that can be presented as a statement piece or an accent piece to match with other furniture. This bracket clock measures up to 55cm high including with the handle up, 40cm wide and 20cm in diameter.
The History Of The Bracket Clock
The first bracket clock was created by a man named James Markwick the Younger during sometime in the 17th/18th century. He followed on from his father named James Markwick who was also a respected clockmaker. The bracket clock was given its name because it had to attach to a bracket on the wall to let the hanging weights hang freely. They are often made of wood, marble or a beautiful material called ormolu which was often used to make a lot of French furniture.
What Is An Ormolu Clock?
Ormolu was one of the most popular materials that were frequently used by clock makers during the 18th and 19th centuries. The material is also recognised as the glit bronze and bronze dore. To make ormolu, a gliding technique is used to apply a small amount of mercury to the bronze. Ormolu creates a luxurious, golden finish with a beautiful glimmer of bronze.
How To Get Antiques Valued?
There are many different routes you can visit when trying to get an accurate value on your chosen antique/vintage item. It is important that you get the correct value though so here are the most reliable ways to get a value.
- Antique/Vintage Stores– The most common choice for people to get their antique items valued is usually to visit the local antique store. There will be professionals there who will be able to determine the value with the best accuracy.
- Antique Auctions- This is also a common choice when finding the value of your antique item. An auction is where people will bid their money on an item and whoever places the highest bid on an item will end up purchasing it. There is also the otion of visiting an online auction instead, some people prefer to do this if they don’t have the time or resources to get to an auction in real life.
- Reference Books- Another easy way is to look through a collectables price guide where there will be pictures of all different antiques with price references. Your item may not appear in there however its a useful tool if you often collect vintage and antique items.
How Old Is Vintage?
For something to be classed as vintage, it is a rule that it must be over 20 years old. Similar to this, for anything to be classed as antique, it must be over 100 years old.