William Creak. London C.1754. A fine bracket clock with automata tennis players

William Creak. London C.1754. A fine bracket clock with automata tennis players. 8 Day fusee movement with verge escapement, striking the hours on a bell. The automata tennis players run constantly from the escapement. The movement in full working order and complete with its winding key. 7 Inch brass dial with gilt spandrels and finely matted centre, date aperture and steel hands, the silvered chapter ring with Arabic and Roman numerals. The ebony veneered bell top brass bound case standing on gilded bracket feet, with gilt carrying handle and four urn finials. Dimensions taken at their greatest points. 18.5 inches / 47cm High, with the handle down. 12inches / 30.5cm wide. 8 inches / 20cm deep at the feet. William Creak is recorded in Baillie, G.H. Watchmakers & Clockmakers of the World as a fine maker who worked in London from 1754-63. Other sources indicate that he was working from 1740-75 and his workshop was located in the Royal exchange from 1754. Creak supplied musical and automaton clocks for export to the Middle East and China and often incorporated similar complications into examples made for the domestic market. P.O.A.


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