Large Verge Dial Clock, John Field of London


A good original George III silvered brass dial clock  with verge escapement, dated c.1790.

The 14-inch dial is well engraved with JOHN FIELD, LONDON, with Roman hour numerals within, and Arabic minutes outside the minute track. The dial surround is narrow, with a recess to seat the cast brass bezel. The concave-section bezel is hinged to the right, and has a lock on the left hand side.

The mahogany case has a pegged salt box back with a curved access door to the base, the salt box back having a projection at the top for hanging.

8-day fusee timepiece movement, the tapered plates with bulbous knopped pillars. It has a verge escapement, with pendulum retaining clip on the back of the movement.

Original blued steel hands.

  • Diameter 17 inches (44cms)

Overhauled and guaranteed for 3 years.


J. Field, London is listed in GH Baillie’s Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World Vol. 1, as working before 1775.

Ref: HSField

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