A Fine And Small Ebonised And Brass-Mounted Striking Spring Clock With Pull-Quarter Repeat
Case: Ebonised fruitwood veneers and mouldings on oak, the inverted-bell top with knopped handle, glazed sides with fret apertures above, front door with brass-framed quarter sound frets and brass-framed breakarch dial aperture, the base on ebonised moulded block feet.
Dial: 4.5 by 6 inch breakarch brass dial with four feet, Strike/Silent silvered subsidiary ring to the arch, silvered chapter-ring with Roman hours and fleur-de-lys half-hour marks, Arabic minutes and lozenge half-quarters, flanked by foliate spandrels, with blued-steel hands. The matted centre with mock-pendulum and calender apertures signed on a rectangular silvered plaque John Ellicott LONDON.
Duration: 8 days.
Escapement: Knife-edge verge.
Strike Type: Hour rack striking with pull-quarter repeat.
Provenance: Sotheby's 13, October 1988, lot 207.
Part of The Tom Scott Collection.