Mid 19th Century Japanese Bracket Clock with Original Case.

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Mid 19th Century Japanese Bracket Clock with Original Case.
Inv. #: g163
Maker:

Unknown signature engraved in backplate.

Description:

Mid-19th century Japanese bracket clock or ‘makura-dokei’ in the original glazed ebony case.

Case:

The ebony case has finely cut moldings, is glazed on four sides, has fabric lined silvered engraved frets, lift-out doors and a hinged silvered handle set on a decorative plaque.

Dial:

The rotating dial has a turned sunken center, adjustable silvered engraved markers for the temporal ‘hours’, Shokudo markers for the ‘1/2 hour’ marks and a steel-cut hand.

Movement:

The one-day movement has finely turned pillars, engraved plates with scrolling folliage, apertures for the sexagenary calendar, a brass balance wheel, a fusee on the time side and a going barrel on the strike side, a traditional Japanese countwheel and strikes by a torsioned hammer on a bell mounted above. The whole sits upon an ebony base with applied moldings and a drawer to keep the key.

Notes:

The clock has an engraved signature that we are trying to translate. Unfortunately early Japanese characters are different than those used now.  Signed Japanese clocks are extremely rare,

Size: Height – 5.5in. (movement)
8 in. handle up (case)
Retail Price: On request

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