A fine 17th century table clock movement, circa 1670
Edward East, London
The gilt 8 and 3/8ths of an inch square dial engraved to each of the four corners with a selection of intertwined flowerheads and leaves intermingling all the way around the dial save for the lowermost edge which carries the signature Eduardus East, Londini, the chapter ring measuring 1 inch in width and engraved with an outer Arabic minute track and distinctive half hour marks emanating from the quarter hour track, the finely matted centre decorated with a large flowerhead and a chamfered date aperture, the dial feet latched to the twin gut fusee movement, the front plate split into two and united by ten pillars, each knopped, ringed and latched to the frontplates, the spring barrels with caps to narrow fusees, the verge escapement with outside countwheel mounted high on the backplate and striking on a vertically mounted bell (the bell on a later stand, the whole now contained in a later polished wood rectangular case, probably dating from the first half of the 20th century)
The dial 32.5cms (12.75ins) high.
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