Fri, 7th Jan 2022 14:00

The Fine Clock Sale

 
  Lot 78
 

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HENRY MASSY, LONDON. A VERY FINE AND RARE QUEEN ANNE SILVER MOUNTED TORTOISESHELL VENEERED BRACKET CLOCK

HENRY MASSY, LONDON. A VERY FINE AND RARE QUEEN ANNE SILVER MOUNTED TORTOISESHELL VENEERED BRACKET CLOCK surmounted by a caddy top with silver 'Quare style' S scroll handle above a square case raised on pad feet, the hinged front door with applied silver escutcheons and pierced silver sound fret with red silk lining enclosing a 7" gilt brass dial with silver crown spandrels and silvered chapter ring surrounding a matted centre with calendar aperture above VI and mock pendulum aperture with signed silvered name plaque, Strike/Not strike lever at IX. The twin fusee movement with six finned knopped pillars and verge escapement striking the hours on a bell and pull repeating the quarters on a nest of five bells - fine engraved and signed backplate with pierced and engraved apron.

34cm high not including handle

Henry Massey (Massy) was the son of a French Protestant Huguenot watchmaker, he was made a brother in the Clockmakers’ Company in 1692. He is recorded as marrying Anne Brissett in 1694 and continued to work until at least 1704 when it is presumed he died.

Sold for £44,200


 

HENRY MASSY, LONDON. A VERY FINE AND RARE QUEEN ANNE SILVER MOUNTED TORTOISESHELL VENEERED BRACKET CLOCK surmounted by a caddy top with silver 'Quare style' S scroll handle above a square case raised on pad feet, the hinged front door with applied silver escutcheons and pierced silver sound fret with red silk lining enclosing a 7" gilt brass dial with silver crown spandrels and silvered chapter ring surrounding a matted centre with calendar aperture above VI and mock pendulum aperture with signed silvered name plaque, Strike/Not strike lever at IX. The twin fusee movement with six finned knopped pillars and verge escapement striking the hours on a bell and pull repeating the quarters on a nest of five bells - fine engraved and signed backplate with pierced and engraved apron.

34cm high not including handle

Henry Massey (Massy) was the son of a French Protestant Huguenot watchmaker, he was made a brother in the Clockmakers’ Company in 1692. He is recorded as marrying Anne Brissett in 1694 and continued to work until at least 1704 when it is presumed he died.

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

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