A rare late 18th century ebonised grande sonnerie four tune musical clock John Drury, London
Lot 43W
A rare late 18th century ebonised grande sonnerie four tune musical clock
John Drury, London
Sold for £15,000 (US$ 23,472) inc. premium

Lot Details
A rare late 18th century ebonised grande sonnerie four tune musical clock John Drury, London
A rare late 18th century ebonised grande sonnerie four tune musical clock
John Drury, London
The bell top with four gilt brass finials, over two hinged side handles, each over circular and shaped glazed side panels, the brass lined break arch door with engraved brass frets, between applied gilt brass term corner mounts, raised on a brass bound double plinth base with brass block feet, the signed 7 inch Roman and Arabic brass dial with arcaded chapter ring, foliate mask spandrels, the matted centre containing the mock pendulum and calendar apertures, beneath the recessed silvered signature plaque, the arch containing the four tune selection subsidiary dial engraved 'Allmande', 'A Sonata', 'A March' and 'A Minuett', with not strike/strike lever above I, the three train fusee movement with verge escapement, chiming the quarters via the 3.5 inch pin barrel on ten bells with 19 hammers, striking the hour on an eleventh bell, playing a tune every hour, the backplate engraved with foliate scrolls. 56cm (22in)

Footnotes

  • John Drury was made free of the Clockmakers Company in 1720.
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