An early 18th century ebony veneered quarter repeating bracket timepiece
Joseph Windmills, London
Surmounted by a ring turned handle and four urn finials over a heavily moulded cornice, pierced sound frets, and glazed side apertures on a moulded plinth and block feet, the 7.5 inch arched brass dial with starburst date in the arch over an upper case signature JOS WINDMILLS LONDON running along the upper edge of the silvered Roman and Arabic chapter ring, enclosing the finely matted centre with wide mock pendulum aperture, the substantial movement plates united by five heavy knopped and ring turned pillars, with knife-edge verge escapement repeating the hours and the quarters on a series of three bells and hammers, the backplate signed within an oval wheat-ear cartouche within boldly engraved foliate scrolls 49cm (19.25in) high.
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