A fine late 17th century gilt metal mounted ebony veneered quarter repeating bracket clock Joseph Knibb, London

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Lot 149
A fine late 17th century gilt metal mounted ebony veneered quarter repeating bracket clock
Joseph Knibb, London

Sold for £ 78,000 (US$ 107,285) inc. premium

Fine Clocks

11 Dec 2007, 14:00 GMT

London, New Bond Street

A fine late 17th century gilt metal mounted ebony veneered quarter repeating bracket clock
Joseph Knibb, London
Surmounted by a facetted handle centred by a tied foliate bud, the caddy mounted to three sides with pierced foliate scroll mounts and squat urn finials over a moulded cornice, pierced sound frets to three sides over glazed panels, on a shallow moulded plinth, the 6.25 inch square gilt brass dial with strike/silent lever to the upper edge over winged cherubs head spandrels, the silvered Roman and Arabic chapter ring with trident half-hour markers enclosing a finely matted centre, signed along the lower edge, secured to the movement via four latched dial feet, the movement united by five vase-shaped latched pillars, twin gut fusees to a knife-edge verge escapement with internal rack striking on a bell, repeating the quarters on a smaller bell via a pull cord from either side of the case, the backplate signed in a flowing curved script "Joseph Knibb Londini Fecit" within engraved foliage and flowerheads in a single line border 34cm (13.5in) high.

Footnotes


  • Provenance: Purchased from Derek Roberts Fine Antique Clocks in 2002.
A fine late 17th century gilt metal mounted ebony veneered quarter repeating bracket clock Joseph Knibb, London
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