17th century ebony veneered table clock with alarm and pull quarter repeat
17th century ebony veneered table clock with alarm and pull quarter repeat
17th century ebony veneered table clock with alarm and pull quarter repeat
17th century ebony veneered table clock with alarm and pull quarter repeat
17th century ebony veneered table clock with alarm and pull quarter repeat

17th century ebony veneered table clock with alarm and pull quarter repeat

1690 England

Offered by Alexander George Fine Antiques Ltd

£16,800 gbp
Request Information Call Dealer
Listing Information
Views
359
Enquiries
2
Favourites
1
A magnificent sprung driven table clock by respected London maker George Etherington. The late 17th century, ebony- veneered table clock with alarm and pull quarter repeat on two bells, signed on the chapter ring Etherington London, and on the backplate Geo Etherington LONDON, c. 1695-1700. The ebony veneered, basket-top case has glazed windows to the side and is surmounted by four pineapple finials and a shaped carrying handle. The front door is embellished by a gilt-brass repousse ornaments, mirroring the basket whilst the top one functions as a sound fret. The case rests on four gilt-brass bun feet.
The 7-inch dial is of classic design for a late 17th century table clock, with winged- cherub spandrels around a silvered chapter ring, and a false pendulum aperture and a date aperture in the matted centre. The time is indicated by an elegant pair of pierced, blued hands and behind the hands is a silvered alarm disc, visible to set the alarm. The brass, eight-day movement has a going train and a quarter pull-repeat train, as well as an alarm. The going train driven by a spring in a spring barrel via a gut fusee has verge escapement, the verge directly attached to the pendulum with knife edge suspension, secured by an elaborate pierced and engraved apron. The repeat is activated by pulling a cord to the left of the clock, whilst the alarm is activated in a similar fashion on the right-hand side. The backplate is elaborately engraved around the signature cartouche. The movement is secured by two blued steel bracket of typical shape for Etherington.
Features

• Eight day movement with going train, quarter pull repeat and alarm train.
• Original verge escapement
• 7” silvered dial with winged-cherub spandrels
• False pendulum
• Date aperture
• Elegant pair of pierced and blued hands
• Silvered alarm disc
• Alarm
• Pull quarter repeat on two bells
• Signed chapter ring ‘Etherington London’
• Signed backplate ‘Geo Etherington’
• Ebony veneered
• Original gilt basket case
• Later contemporary pineapple finials
• Original gilt-brass repousse ornaments to the central aperture


Dimensions:
• Height: 15” ” (cm)
• Width: 9.5” (cm)
• Depth: 6” (cm)
Original
Private collection, London, published in 'Early English Clocks' by Percy G. Dawson, C.B Drover & D. W Parkes in 1982
published in 'Early English Clocks' by Percy G. Dawson, C.B Drover & D. W Parkes in 1982.
Dimensions
Height 15.00 inch (38.10 cm)
Width 19.50 inch (49.53 cm)
Depth 6.00 inch (15.24 cm)
Signed/Inscribed
Etherington London, and on the backplate Geo Etherington LONDON
Alexander George Fine Antiques Ltd

Alexander George Fine Antiques Ltd
Buscot Manor
Buscot
Oxfordshire
SN78DA
England

Contact Details
07787536199
-
01367242009
-
Email Dealer More Contact Details
Opening Hours
Contacts
View Dealer Location
Member Since 2018
View Full Details