A very fine and rare late 17th Century 'Phase One' ebony veneered Dutch striking bracket clock with silver skeletonised dial
Joseph Knibb London
Surmounted by a typical facetted 'hipped' handle secured within brass bands set into the top of the low caddy, to an intricately moulded cornice over rectangular glazed side panels on a moulded plinth base to squat brass feet, the eight inch square gilt brass dial signed along the lower edge 'Ioseph Knibb, London' and set with four well cast and finished winged cherubs head spandrels enclosing the silver skeletonised chapter ring with each minute numbered around the outer edge, bold Roman numerals and tall feur de lis half hour marks, the centre very finely matted and gilt and with blued steel hands, with pinned dial feet to the movement united by six knopped and ringed pillars all latched to the frontplate, with twin gut fusees and verge escapement, the Dutch striking effected via a numbered countwheel mounted on the backplate and sounding on two hammers and bells, the backplate signed in copperplate script 'Joseph Knibb, Londini Fecit in an upward arc accompanied by an engraved floral scroll terminating in two flowerheads, the countwheel with similar floral decoration to the centre, the whole secured into the case via a pair of semi-circular turnbuckles behind the dial and a pair of polished steel securing brackets at the base of the movement 40cms (15.75ins) high.
- Please note this lot is quarter striking not Dutch striking.
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