An exceptionally large and rare late 17th century brass Chamber clock Perres, London

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An exceptionally large and rare late 17th century brass Chamber clock
Perres, London

Sold for £ 21,250 (US$ 28,663) inc. premium

Fine Clocks

16 Dec 2015, 14:00 GMT

London, New Bond Street

An exceptionally large and rare late 17th century brass Chamber clock
Perres, London
The bell measuring 7.75 inches in diameter and secured within an iron cross frame via a large urn finial of particularly good colour and patination, over three pierced scrolls frets, the central one with engraved detail and shading, and four urn finials integrally cast with tapering Doric columns terminating in square bases and ringed feet, the original side doors with butterfly type handles, the dial ten inches in diameter set with a 2.25inch wide Roman chapter ring with fleur-de-lys half hour markers and inner quarter hour track, with original steel hand, the centre decorated with delicate foliate scrolls and flowerheads, the large weight driven movement with verge escapement (crown wheel original, verge arbor, rod and bob restored), the strike train with large solid brass countwheel striking the full hour on the hour and a passing strike on the half hour via two hammers on the bell above, the top plate set with an iron hoop, the lowermost rear feet set with iron spikes, with iron backplate
53cm (20.5in)
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An exceptionally large and rare late 17th century brass Chamber clock Perres, London
An exceptionally large and rare late 17th century brass Chamber clock Perres, London
An exceptionally large and rare late 17th century brass Chamber clock Perres, London
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