A fine and rare quarter repeating ebony veneered bracket timepiece John Knibb, Oxon Fecit

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Lot 125
A fine and rare quarter repeating ebony veneered bracket timepiece
John Knibb, Oxon Fecit

Sold for £ 43,020 (US$ 55,630) inc. premium

Fine Clocks

15 Dec 2004, 14:00 GMT

London, New Bond Street

A fine and rare quarter repeating ebony veneered bracket timepiece
John Knibb, Oxon Fecit
caddy top applied with three pierced gilt metal mounts of foliate swags and flowerheads, surmounted by a handle over side frets and rectangular glazed panels to a moulded plinth and block feet, the 6.25 inch square brass dial with winged cherubs head spandrels interspersed by engraved foliage and a signature along the lower edge, Roman and arabic chapter ring with fleur de lyse half hour marks enclosing a finely matted centre, with good blued steel hands and latched dial feet, the single gut fusee movement with five baluster turned pillars, latched to the frontplate with typical Knibb latches, verge escapement and bob pendulum repeating the quarters on two bells, the backplate fully engraved with eight flowerheads with entwined stems and leaves, centred by the full signature 'Johannes Knibb Oxoniensis Fecit' 35cms. (14ins.) high
A fine and rare quarter repeating ebony veneered bracket timepiece John Knibb, Oxon Fecit
A fine and rare quarter repeating ebony veneered bracket timepiece John Knibb, Oxon Fecit
A fine and rare quarter repeating ebony veneered bracket timepiece John Knibb, Oxon Fecit
A fine and rare quarter repeating ebony veneered bracket timepiece John Knibb, Oxon Fecit
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