Fri, 7th Jan 2022 14:00

The Fine Clock Sale

 
  Lot 27
 

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BENJAMIN MERRIMAN LONDON. A WILLIAM & MARY EBONY VENEERED GILT BRASS BASKET TOP EIGHT DAY TABLE CLOCK WITH PULL QUARTER REPEAT CIRCA 1690

BENJAMIN MERRIMAN LONDON. A WILLIAM & MARY EBONY VENEERED GILT BRASS BASKET TOP EIGHT DAY TABLE CLOCK WITH PULL QUARTER REPEAT CIRCA 1690 the ornate chased and pierced top with finely cast folding double S scroll handle and bulbous corner finials above a glazed case with brass fret-cut mounts and raised on shallow bun feet. The 7“ brass dial with winged cherub head spandrels and silvered Roman chapter ring with half-hour markers enclosing a matted centre with ringed winding holes, mock pendulum aperture and ornamented date box, with original blued steel hands and strike/not strike lever above the XII. The substantial double fusee key wound eight-day movement with five finned ringed baluster pillars, verge escapement and hour strike on a single bell; with a sprung pull quarter repeat mechanism on a nest of four further bells. Highly ornamented fine scroll engraved backplate signed Benj. Merriman, London externally mounted with detailed winding click-work and with a highly ornamented engraved and pierced shaped back cock.

Provenance - Hansons Auctioneers Etwall 20/21st December 2016
Hammer £11,500

(Qty: 1)

40.5cm high handle up.

Sold for £14,560


 

BENJAMIN MERRIMAN LONDON. A WILLIAM & MARY EBONY VENEERED GILT BRASS BASKET TOP EIGHT DAY TABLE CLOCK WITH PULL QUARTER REPEAT CIRCA 1690 the ornate chased and pierced top with finely cast folding double S scroll handle and bulbous corner finials above a glazed case with brass fret-cut mounts and raised on shallow bun feet. The 7“ brass dial with winged cherub head spandrels and silvered Roman chapter ring with half-hour markers enclosing a matted centre with ringed winding holes, mock pendulum aperture and ornamented date box, with original blued steel hands and strike/not strike lever above the XII. The substantial double fusee key wound eight-day movement with five finned ringed baluster pillars, verge escapement and hour strike on a single bell; with a sprung pull quarter repeat mechanism on a nest of four further bells. Highly ornamented fine scroll engraved backplate signed Benj. Merriman, London externally mounted with detailed winding click-work and with a highly ornamented engraved and pierced shaped back cock.

Provenance - Hansons Auctioneers Etwall 20/21st December 2016
Hammer £11,500

(Qty: 1)

40.5cm high handle up.

Auction: The Fine Clock Sale, Fri, 7th Jan 2022

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