A good mid 18th century quarter chiming table clock the dial signed William Webster, Exchange Alley, London
Lot 135*
A good mid 18th century quarter chiming table clock
the dial signed William Webster, Exchange Alley, London
Sold for £3,125 (US$ 5,166) inc. premium
Auction Details
A good mid 18th century quarter chiming table clock the dial signed William Webster, Exchange Alley, London
Lot Details
A good mid 18th century quarter chiming table clock
the dial signed William Webster, Exchange Alley, London
the ebonised inverted bell top with gilt brass hinged handle over circular and shaped sound apertures with pierced brass frets, the glazed breakarch doors each with quadrant sound frets, raised on a shallow plinth base with brass bracket feet, the signed 6.75 inch brass Roman and Arabic dial with floral foliate scroll spandrels, subsidiary strike/silent to the arch, the matted centre with three winding squares and applied signature plaque, the triple fusee movement converted to anchor escapement, chiming the quarters on eight bells and striking the hour on a ninth, the signed backplate engraved with a bird and mask within foliate tendrils, centered on the signature cartouche, 49c, high

Footnotes

  • "Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World" by Brian Loomes, NAG Press, 1988, page 823 records William Webster as being apprenticed in London in 1727 and made free of the Clockmakers Company in 1734. His father, also called William, was apprentice to, and journeyman with, Thomas Tompion. He worked in Exchange Alley and was made free of the Clockmakers Company in 1710. He died in 1734.
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