A very rare and interesting second half of the 17th century quarter chiming lantern clock
John Ebsworth, Londini fecit
The 10.25 inch square brass dial enclosed by a single line border and decorated to each corner with a single flowerhead and leaves, the chapter ring measuring 1 and 7/8ths of an inch in width and 9 and 1/8th of an inch in diameter with outer Arabic minute track and Roman hours with fleur de lys half hour marks and inner quarter hour track, the dial centre signed in an engraved material cartouche in a flowing copperplate hand, surrounded by further flowers and foliage, all surmounted by a well turned finial securing the very heavy strapped bell over a further four matching finials on tapering Doric columns to ball feet, the three train movement with verge escapement, and countwheel for the quarters 44cms (17.5ins) high.
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