A Very Fine Ebony Striking And Push-Bar Quarter Repeating Spring Table Clock With Alarm
Case: Typical and distinctive case, ebony veneered on oak, dome top with repousse foliate mounts and surmounted by a gilt-brass foliate-tied handle, the simple ovolo main moulding set above the square door with inset fret to the top rail and foliate escutcheons, glazed rectangular side apertures with frets above, the matching ovolo base moulding on ebony bun feet.
Dial: The 7 inch square gilt-brass dial with latched dial feet, winged-cherub spandrels, chapter-ring engraved with Roman hours with trident half-hour marks and Arabic numerals within the minute ring, the matted centre with extra winding square at II for the alarm. Strike/Not strike lever at XII.
Duration: 8 day.
Movement: Fine twin-fusee movement, 5 by 7 inch plates, six latched finned baluster pillars, going train with knife-edge verge escapement and short bob pendulum. Strike train governed by rack-and-snail, the quarters push/pull bar repeated on three bells. The seperate alarm train wound through the dial. The all-over tulip engraved backplate with traces of original fire-gilding, line border and signed, within lambrequin, Henry Jones in the Temple.
Escapement: Knife-edge verge.
Strike Type: Hour rack strike and pull-quarter repeating with alarm.
Provenance: The Tappenden Collection.
Carter Wright, 2008.
Part of The Tom Scott Collection.