A fine and rare pewter-inlaid bracket clock Henry Jones in ye Temple
Lot 102
A fine and rare pewter-inlaid bracket clock Henry Jones in ye Temple
£30,000 - 50,000
US$ 47,000 - 78,000

Lot Details
A fine and rare pewter-inlaid bracket clock Henry Jones in ye Temple A fine and rare pewter-inlaid bracket clock Henry Jones in ye Temple
A fine and rare pewter-inlaid bracket clock
Henry Jones in ye Temple
Surmounted by a (later) faceted gilt brass handle on a raised moulded section with pierced soundfret over a low caddy and moulded cornice, the sides with rectangular glazed panels to a moulded plinth base, inlaid to all four sides with running foliage, the 7 and 3/8ths of an inch square brass chapter ring with flowerhead and foliage spandrels surrounding the silvered Roman and Arabic chapter ring with every two and a half minutes marked either with an Arabic numeral, meeting-arrowhead half-quarter marks or heavy dots, the centre very finely matted and set with a chamfered date aperture, the twin gut fusee movement united by six knopped and finned pillars latched to the frontplate, the verge escapement striking the hours via a numbered countwheel set on the backplate within a wide wheatear border with flowing copperplate signature running just above the outside clicks 38cms (15ins) high.

Footnotes

  • Henry Jones was born in Southampton, Hampshire circa 1631 and was apprenticed through the Clockmakers' Company to Edward East in 1654. He was made free of the Clockmakers' Company in 1663 and it is believed that he worked for East until circa 1672. He worked independently at Inner Temple Lane, London from 1675 until his death in 1695.
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