A fine late 17th century ebony veneered quarter chiming bracket clock with split frontplate Charles Goode, London

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Lot 138
A fine late 17th century ebony veneered quarter chiming bracket clock with split frontplate
Charles Goode, London

Sold for £ 19,200 (US$ 26,185) inc. premium
A fine late 17th century ebony veneered quarter chiming bracket clock with split frontplate
Charles Goode, London
The case surmounted by a foliate handle and four elongated urn finials, each side set with rectangular glazed panels to a moulded plinth base and gadrooned brass block feet, the rectangular dial measuring 7 by 7.5 inches and signed along the upper edge 'Charles Goode, London' flanked by twin subsidiary dials for regulation and for 'strike/silent/no quarters' the silvered chapter ring with outer engraved band enclosing Arabic minutes with half-quarter marks, Roman hours and an inner quarter hour track, the finely matted centre with mock pendulum aperture and chamfered date aperture, the large triple gut fusee movement with split plates, united by eight knopped and ringed pillars all latched to the frontplate, with verge escapement rack striking the hours on a single bell with brass head and the quarters on a nest of six bells, (the bells set in two sets of three facing one another) and six hammers, the backplate bordered by a stylised wheatear border enclosing a full pattern of elaborate foliate scrolls, mythical creature- eagle-heads and flowers, centred by an oval cartouche with the signature in a flowing copperplate script 48cm (18.5in) high.

Footnotes

  • Literature: This clock is illustrated in Dawson, Drover and Parkes, Early English Clocks, Antique Collectors Club, Woodbridge, 1982, plate 717. A remarkably similar movement is further illustrated and discussed on plates 580-583, the point is made that much of his work is reminiscent of the early work of Joseph Knibb.

    Charles Goode was a well respected maker of longcase and bracket clocks operating throughout much of the so-called 'Golden Age' of English horology. He was made free of the Clockmakers Company in 1686 and is thought to have died circa 1730.
A fine late 17th century ebony veneered quarter chiming bracket clock with split frontplate Charles Goode, London
A fine late 17th century ebony veneered quarter chiming bracket clock with split frontplate Charles Goode, London
A fine late 17th century ebony veneered quarter chiming bracket clock with split frontplate Charles Goode, London
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