Holmden, London – Exceptional Bracket Clock with Bracket & History


A very fine and small Regency bracket clock, sold with extensive documents and letters of correspondence detailing its provenance. According to a declaration signed by the son of the postmaster of Shurdington, this fine clock was used to time in and out the Mail Coaches arriving at St Martin’s Le Grand Circa 1830, which was in many ways the worlds first Post Office, functioning as London’s main sorting office and public post office. The small mahogany case is brass strung and inlaid with delicate floral tracery to the front panels as well as the chamfered top, which is surmounted by a decorative brass pineapple. The sides of this clock are filled with brass fishscale frets below ring carrying handles, and it sits on small, elegant, brass bun feet. The 6 inch enamel dial is in excellent condition, with roman numerals and double minutes circle, as well as the maker’s name – “Holmden, London” – this would be John George Holmden of 18 St. James’ Walk, also the foremost movement maker for the famous maker, Benjamin Lewis Vulliamy. The movement is of high quality and substantial. It features a bell pull repeat, sounding the most recent hours. This clock is also sold with a complimentary wall bracket, similarly inlaid with brass, as well a file of all related documents. A very rare clock indeed!

Dimensions 155 × 220 × 390 mm

Holmden of London




24 Months

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