A rare late 17th century bracket clock movement and dial now contained in a mid 18th century case. The movement backplate engraved by Graver 155.
The dial and movement by Daniel Quare, London, circa 1693 the associated case circa 1750
The 6.5 inch square brass dial with four subsidiaries for rise and fall regulation, strike/silent and pendulum hold anchorage ("Pen:looce/Pen Fast" sic), interspersed by engraved foliage and applied quarter spandrels, signed in copperplate script D Quare, London just inside the minute track of the silvered Roman and Arabic chapter ring between VII and V, the matted centre with ringed winding squares and decorated apertures for the mock pendulum and date apertures, now fitted with an engraved arch with wheatear border enclosing foliate scrolls, the twin gut fusee movement with thick plates united by six knopped and finned pillars, fitted to the upper right hand corner with an additional engraved brass plate to hold the large steel rise and fall arm, and to the lower half with the brass and steel outside clicks, the verge escapement rack striking the hours on a bell, (quarter repeat now removed), the backplate engraved all over with a full series of intermingling foliate scrolls and a running drapery of harebells across the upper section, signed 'Daniel Quare London' in an oval cartouche in the centre, now contained in a second half of the 18th century ebonised case with shallow inverted bell top surmounted by a handle and four cone finials , over canted angles with female term mounts to a plinth base and block feet, the underside of the seatboard with two applied watchpapers "Mortimer and Son, Knaresborough" and J.Mortimer, FBHI, Ripon" and a further handwritten text "1849 Lught in Gra.? HJZ?" 49cm (19in) high.
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