A fine late 17th century ebony veneered quarter repeating table clock Thomas Tompion, London, number 244
Lot 61
A fine late 17th century ebony veneered quarter repeating table clock
Thomas Tompion, London, number 244
Sold for £ 248,750 (US$ 327,596) inc. premium

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11 Jul 2018, 14:00 BST

London, New Bond Street

Lot Details
A fine late 17th century ebony veneered quarter repeating table clock Thomas Tompion, London, number 244 A fine late 17th century ebony veneered quarter repeating table clock Thomas Tompion, London, number 244 A fine late 17th century ebony veneered quarter repeating table clock Thomas Tompion, London, number 244 A fine late 17th century ebony veneered quarter repeating table clock Thomas Tompion, London, number 244 A fine late 17th century ebony veneered quarter repeating table clock Thomas Tompion, London, number 244 A fine late 17th century ebony veneered quarter repeating table clock Thomas Tompion, London, number 244 A fine late 17th century ebony veneered quarter repeating table clock Thomas Tompion, London, number 244 A fine late 17th century ebony veneered quarter repeating table clock Thomas Tompion, London, number 244 A fine late 17th century ebony veneered quarter repeating table clock Thomas Tompion, London, number 244
A fine late 17th century ebony veneered quarter repeating table clock
Thomas Tompion, London, number 244
The case surmounted by a very substantial tied-foliate-bud handle on circular pommels over a caddy top applied with four gilt metal pierced foliate mounts and a moulded cornice, the sides with silk-backed cast gilt-brass sound frets and rectangular glazed panels, the front door with matching sound fret over a pair of (replaced) gilt brass escutcheons, on a moulded base and block feet, the gilt brass rectangular dial measuring 7.75 inches by 6.75 inches, the upper part centrally signed 'Thomas Tompion LONDINI Fecit' flanked by twin subsidiary dials; the left for rise-and-fall regulation, the right for Strike/Not strike, over the silvered Roman and Arabic dial with half-quarter markers enclosing the finely matted centre with shaped chamfered mock pendulum aperture and blued steel hands, secured via three latched dial feet to the substantial frontplate, the plates united by seven knopped pillars, each with four delicate ring turnings, both going and striking trains with chain fusees, the former terminating in a pivotted verge escapement, the latter with rack strike on a bell, the quarter repeat work mounted on the cut-out frontplate and actuated from either side of the case via a pair of hinged blued-steel L-shaped levers




41cms (16ins) high

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Purchased by the vendor's father on October 28th 1976 from Ronald A. Lee, 1-9 Bruton Place, W.1. The receipt describes it as follows:

    "A fine William III period ebony veneered table clock with gilt metal lifting handle, finely chased dome mounts and escutcheons.
    The eight day striking movement by Thomas Tompion London no 244 fitted with quarter repeating mechanism, regulation dial and strike/silent dial. The movement in fine original condition. The escutcheons modern replacements in the correct style.
    Circa 1698-1700.
    £13,850.00."
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