JOHANNES KNIBB: A fine and small Charles II spring driven striking and quarter repeating table clock by this eminent maker

Offered by Howard Walwyn Ltd
JOHANNES KNIBB: A fine and small Charles II spring driven striking and quarter repeating table clock by this eminent maker

JOHANNES KNIBB: A fine and small Charles II spring driven striking and quarter repeating table clock by this eminent maker

Offered by Howard Walwyn
Date & Origin c. 1685, OXONIAE FECIT
Dimensions
Description
A fine and small Charles II spring driven striking and quarter repeating table clock by the eminent maker John Knibb.

The 6 ½ inch square brass dial is mounted with a silvered chapter ring and wing and cherub spandrels to the four corners. The centre is finely matted with elegant pierced and faceted pointers and the dial plate is signed by the maker beneath the chapter ring.

The 8-day duration movement has a verge escapement and strikes the hours on a bell. There is also a pull repeat for sounding the hours and quarters on two separate bells. The backplate is beautifully engraved with scrolling foliage and tulips and is signed ‘Johannes Knibb Oxoniae Fecit’ in an arc.

The elegant ebony veneered case stands only 12 inches high and is of typical Knibb form. It is surmounted by a knopped and scrolling carrying handle to the top and has a fine gilt brass inset foliate fret with a cherub’s head in the central frieze. To each side of the front door there are also the typical ‘Knibb’ elongated scroll escutcheons.
Signed / Inscribed
Johannes Knibb Oxoniae Fecit
P.O.A
Dimensions
Description
A fine and small Charles II spring driven striking and quarter repeating table clock by the eminent maker John Knibb.

The 6 ½ inch square brass dial is mounted with a silvered chapter ring and wing and cherub spandrels to the four corners. The centre is finely matted with elegant pierced and faceted pointers and the dial plate is signed by the maker beneath the chapter ring.

The 8-day duration movement has a verge escapement and strikes the hours on a bell. There is also a pull repeat for sounding the hours and quarters on two separate bells. The backplate is beautifully engraved with scrolling foliage and tulips and is signed ‘Johannes Knibb Oxoniae Fecit’ in an arc.

The elegant ebony veneered case stands only 12 inches high and is of typical Knibb form. It is surmounted by a knopped and scrolling carrying handle to the top and has a fine gilt brass inset foliate fret with a cherub’s head in the central frieze. To each side of the front door there are also the typical ‘Knibb’ elongated scroll escutcheons.

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