A Lovely George II Burr Wlanut Striking And Pull Quarter Repeating Table Clock
The burr walnut veneered case surmounted by a gilt handle above an inverted top bell top. The front door with laid-on dial aperture mouldings flanked by pierced gilt-brass foliate engraved quarter frets. The sides with glazed shaped apertures below matching circular gilt-brass engraved frets, standing on four walnut moulded block feet.
7 by 9.75 inch breakarch dial with pendulum regulation ring above strike/silent lever above XI. The plain Roman and Arabic silvered chapter ring flanked by gilt-brass foliate spandrels with a matted centre and mock pendulum below XII and signed on a silvered signature plate Dan. & Thos. Grignion, London over the date square. The steel hands well shaped and pierced.
Five baluster pillars, twin gut fusees, verge escapement with regulation over the backcock. Rack and snail striking with pull-quarter repeat cocked via an engraved pulley to the backplate. The movement fixed with two engraved brackets, the backplate engraved with scrolls and rinceax signed Dan:l & Thos. Grignion, from the late Mr. Quare, London.
The duration being of 8 days.
Provenance: Private collection U.K.
|Clock maker:||Daniel & Thomas Grignion|