Fri, 7th Jan 2022 14:00

The Fine Clock Sale

 
  Lot 41
 

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ROBERT WILLIAMSON, LONDON. A LATE 17TH CENTURY ORMOLU MOUNTED EBONISED BRACKET CLOCK

ROBERT WILLIAMSON, LONDON. A LATE 17TH CENTURY ORMOLU MOUNTED EBONISED BRACKET CLOCK surmounted by a caddy top with applied pierced gilt mount and hinged handle above a square case raised on brass squat bun feet. The 7" gilt brass dial with winged cherub head spandrels and silvered chapter ring surrounding a matted centre with calendar aperture and engraved Tudor rose to the centre, Strike/Not strike lever above XII fronting a twin fusee movement with five finned knopped pillars and verge escapement striking the hours on a bell and pull repeating the quarters on a nest of four bells, fine tulip engraved and signed backplate with pierced and engraved apron.

33cm high

Robert Williamson, a fine maker was apprenticed in 1658 to John Harris. He was free of the clockmaker's company in 1666 and was working in St. Bartholemews Lane near Royal Exchange. He was an assistant in the Clockmakers Company from 1682, warden from 1685 and master in 1698. He died around 1704.

Sold for £15,600


 

ROBERT WILLIAMSON, LONDON. A LATE 17TH CENTURY ORMOLU MOUNTED EBONISED BRACKET CLOCK surmounted by a caddy top with applied pierced gilt mount and hinged handle above a square case raised on brass squat bun feet. The 7" gilt brass dial with winged cherub head spandrels and silvered chapter ring surrounding a matted centre with calendar aperture and engraved Tudor rose to the centre, Strike/Not strike lever above XII fronting a twin fusee movement with five finned knopped pillars and verge escapement striking the hours on a bell and pull repeating the quarters on a nest of four bells, fine tulip engraved and signed backplate with pierced and engraved apron.

33cm high

Robert Williamson, a fine maker was apprenticed in 1658 to John Harris. He was free of the clockmaker's company in 1666 and was working in St. Bartholemews Lane near Royal Exchange. He was an assistant in the Clockmakers Company from 1682, warden from 1685 and master in 1698. He died around 1704.

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

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