A fine and rare late 17th century ebony veneered quarter repeating table clock Henry Jones, London
Lot 68*
A fine and rare late 17th century ebony veneered quarter repeating table clock Henry Jones, London
Sold for £34,850 (US$ 58,576) inc. premium
Auction Details
A fine and rare late 17th century ebony veneered quarter repeating table clock Henry Jones, London
Lot Details
A fine and rare late 17th century ebony veneered quarter repeating table clock
Henry Jones, London
The caddy top with cast 'Quare-style' handle set on internal pommels over pierced foliate mounts to all four sides over four rectangular glazed side panels, the front door mounted with escutcheons, on a moulded plinth and squat bun feet, the 7.5 inch square brass dial with winged cherubs head spandrels enclosing the strike/not strike lever and silvered Roman and Arabic chapter ring with trident half hour markers with 'Knibb-style' hands, signed along the lower edge Henry Jones, London, the centre with chamfered date aperture and ringed winding squares, with latched dial feet to the frontplate of the twin fusee movement with six knopped and finned latched pillars, the verge escapement with internal rack strike on the bell and repeating the quarters on a smaller bell via a pivotted shaped steel bar, the pendulum with long threaded end terminating in an octagonal numbered pear shaped bob, the backplate decorated with a pair of birds within foliate scrolls and a wheatear border, signed in a central scale-bordered cartouche 'Henricus Jones, Londini, fecit' 39cms (15.5ins) high.

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  • Comparable literature:
    C.Stuart Kelly, 'Henry Jones - Clockmaker of London', AH, December 2002 - June 2004
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