A Fine George II Striking And Pull Quarter Repeating Table Clock With Alarm
The ebony veneered case surounted by a gilt knopped handle above an inverted bellltop. The front door with fine laid-on aperture mouldings and gilt belflower escutcheons. The sides with fretted breakarch apertures and rectangular frets above. Standing on ebony block feet.
7 by 9.5 breakarch dial with rise and fall regulation above the signature Dan. Delander London flanked by alarm and strike/silent subsidaries. The Roman and Arabic chapter ring with diamond half-hour and half-quarter markers, flanked by Indian mask spandrels and matted centre with mock pendulum below XII and date aperture above VI.
Six latched baluster pillars, verge escapement with regulation over the plates, rack and snail striking with pull-quarter repeating system cocked via engraved backplate signed Dan. Delander. The movement fixed with two screws into the base pillars.
The duration being of 8 days.
Provenance: Private collection U.K.
Daniel Delander was apprenticed in 1692 to Thomas Tompion through Charles Halstead, made Free in 1699. One of the few Tompion apprentices to successfully set up in business in his own right, he produced a number of very fine clocks and watches.