A handsome walnut bracket clock originally sold through the London retailer/clockmaker J.W. Benson containing a German Math. Bäuerle (Peerless) movement, dating from the very early part of the 20th century.
The arch-top engraved steel dial is 5½" in diameter, signed J.W. Benson Ltd., London, and with original blued steel hands.
The case door has spandrels above the glazed arch, and is flanked by foliate carved pilasters, under a scroll carved pediment and finial. The plinth base is raised on ogee carved flattened bun feet.
The two-train Peerless movement is ting-tang striking on the quarters on twin gongs. It is stamped with the serial number 137865.
J.W. Benson were premier league clockmakers, working from 62-64 Ludgate Hill and 2501d Bond Street London. Peerless made good quality substantial movements in the Black Forest, Germany, and exported many to the UK and US.
Height 17½" (45cm)
Width 12 1/4" (31cm)
Depth 7 1/4" (18.5cm)
Price includes a full overhaul and 3 year guarantee.