A rare late 17th century ebonised thirty hour longcase clock in an architectural case
Daniel Quare, in Martins Le Grand, Londini fecit
The case with triangular pediment supported on spirally twisted three-quarter columns to the front corner over a convex throat moulding, the long door with circular lenticle and two applied rectangular panels, the sides with similar panels on a matching base terminating in a plain plinth, the square brass dial outlined with a single unbroken line border to give an effective dial width of 9 and 5/8ths of an inch, the line enclosing a fully detailed and hatched tulip to each corner, the silvered Roman chapter ring with inner quarter hour track and fleur de lys half hour markers enclosing the fully engraved centre with the flowing copperplate signature set in a drapery cartouche issuing a flowing pattern of flowers and foliage, with single blued steel hand, the movement united by four knopped and finned pillars, anchor escapement and outside countwheel strike on the vertically mounted bell 2.13m (7ft) high.
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