A Lovely George II Burr Wlanut Striking And Pull Quarter Repeating Table Clock
Case: The burr walnut veneered case surmounted by a gilt handle above an inverted top bell top. The front door with laid-on dial aperture mouldings flanked by pierced gilt-brass foliate engraved quarter frets. The sides with glazed shaped apertures below matching circular gilt-brass engraved frets, standing on four walnut moulded block feet.
Dial: 7 by 9.75 inch breakarch dial with pendulum regulation ring above strike/silent lever above XI. The plain Roman and Arabic silvered chapter ring flanked by gilt-brass foliate spandrels with a matted centre and mock pendulum below XII and signed on a silvered signature plate Dan. & Thos. Grignion, London over the date square. The steel hands well shaped and pierced.
Movement: Five baluster pillars, twin gut fusees, verge escapement with regulation over the backcock. Rack and snail striking with pull-quarter repeat cocked via an engraved pulley to the backplate. The movement fixed with two engraved brackets, the backplate engraved with scrolls and rinceax signed Dan:l & Thos. Grignion, from the late Mr. Quare, London.
Duration: 8 days.
Provenance: Private collection U.K.