A 17th century and later olive wood table clock with pull quarter repeat John Ebsworth, London
Lot 69
A 17th century and later olive wood table clock with pull quarter repeat
John Ebsworth, London
Sold for £35,000 (US$ 54,888) inc. premium

Lot Details
A 17th century and later olive wood table clock with pull quarter repeat John Ebsworth, London A 17th century and later olive wood table clock with pull quarter repeat John Ebsworth, London
A 17th century and later olive wood table clock with pull quarter repeat
John Ebsworth, London
The floral marquetry caddy top surmounted by a brass handle, over a foliate fret, raised on four open twist columns bordering the crossbanded and glazed sides and front door, raised on a turntable base with turned feet, the 9 inch square brass dial with winged cherub spandrels, silvered Roman and Arabic chapter ring with fleur-de-lis half hour markers, the matted centre with central rosette and date aperture adjusted via the third winding arbour, the seven pillar, twin train fusee movement with finned and knopped pillars, numbered outside countwheel, the pull quarter repeat striking the hours and quarters on two bells via weighted linkages, the backplate engraved with tulips and foliage, signed 'John Ebsworth Londini Fecit' in an engraved lambrequin. 49cm (19.25in)

Footnotes

  • According to Brian Loomes in "Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World", NAG Press, 1988, page 238, John Ebsworth worked at the Cross Keys in Lothbury and also, at one time, 'in new Cheape Side'. He was apprenticed to Richard Aymes in 1657 and made free of the Clockmakers Company in 1665. He died in 1699. It is probable that he succeeded Thomas Knifton at the Cross Keys upon Knifton's death circa 1667.

    This early form of case is a rare survival and was fashionable during the mid 1670's. A number of examples are illustrated in Dawson, Drover, Parkes 'Early English Clocks', Antique Collectors Club, 1982.
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