JOSEPH KNIBB

Offered by Howard Walwyn Ltd
JOSEPH KNIBB

JOSEPH KNIBB

Offered by Howard Walwyn
Date & Origin c. 1680 to 1685, LONDON
Dimensions
Description
A fine Charles II period hour striking and repeating spring table clock in a domed case veneered with ebony surmounted by a single brass carrying handle.

The 6 ¼ inch square brass dial with finely matted centre is mounted with a silvered chapter ring and wing and cherub spandrels. The blued steel pointers are finely pierced and faceted and the dial plate is signed by the maker below six o'clock.

The 8 day duration movement is fully latched with five finely turned baluster pillars. There is a fully restored verge escapement and the hours are sounded on a bell via an inside pivoted rack. The quarters are repeated on a further bell with a restored pull/push bar which is operated from either side of the case. The backplate is signed Joseph Knibb Londini Fecit and is well engraved with tulips and scrolling leaves.

Height: 12 in (30 cm)

*Joseph Knibb was born in 1640 in Oxford. In 1668 he was given Freedom of the City. To begin with he worked with his brother John in Oxford before moving to London circa l672 where he supplied clocks to Charles II and established himself alongside Thomas Tompion as one of the principal clockmakers of the last quarter of the 17th century.
Signed / Inscribed
DIAL: Joseph Knibb London BACKPLATE: Joseph Knibb Londini fecit
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Dimensions
Description
A fine Charles II period hour striking and repeating spring table clock in a domed case veneered with ebony surmounted by a single brass carrying handle.

The 6 ¼ inch square brass dial with finely matted centre is mounted with a silvered chapter ring and wing and cherub spandrels. The blued steel pointers are finely pierced and faceted and the dial plate is signed by the maker below six o'clock.

The 8 day duration movement is fully latched with five finely turned baluster pillars. There is a fully restored verge escapement and the hours are sounded on a bell via an inside pivoted rack. The quarters are repeated on a further bell with a restored pull/push bar which is operated from either side of the case. The backplate is signed Joseph Knibb Londini Fecit and is well engraved with tulips and scrolling leaves.

Height: 12 in (30 cm)

*Joseph Knibb was born in 1640 in Oxford. In 1668 he was given Freedom of the City. To begin with he worked with his brother John in Oxford before moving to London circa l672 where he supplied clocks to Charles II and established himself alongside Thomas Tompion as one of the principal clockmakers of the last quarter of the 17th century.

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