A Very Fine George I Ebony And Gilt-Brass Striking And Pull Quarter Repeating Table Clock
Case: The elegant inverted bell top ebony case surmounted by a gilt knopped handle with laid-on gilt-metal mouldings to all the front and back door apertures. The sides with matching breaking apertures and gilt mouldings, with well defined top and base mouldings, standing on four gilt brass moulded block feet.
Dial: 6 by 9 inch breakarch dial with date ring above, flanked by pendulum regulation and strike/silent subsidaries. The Roman and Arabic chapter ring and fluer-de-lys half-hour and diamond half-quarter markers, flanked by cherub's head spandrels and matted centre with mock pendulum below XII and signed on a reserve 176, Dan. Quare, Ste. Horseman, London.
Movement: Six baluster pillars, gut fusees, verge escapement with regulation over the plates. Rack and snail striking with pull-quarter repeat cocked via a steel lever to the backplate. Fixed with two brackets and two screws into the base pillars. The backplate engraved with a wheatear border, birds, foliage and masks signed with an oval 176, Dan: Quare, Ste: Horseman, London.
Duration: 8 days.
Provenance: Private collection U.K.
Literature: Cedric Jagger, Royal Clocks, 1983