Stock No.

Exhibit No.22


6 feet 10¼ inches (2090 mm)


The flat top rising hood with cross-grain walnut mouldings and floral and foliate scroll marquetry panels laid all-over the case sections, including the case sides. With pierced sound frets to the frieze, above brass-capped Solomonic columns and convex throat mouldings, the rectangular trunk door with a glazed lenticle, the matching marquetry panelled plinth raised on turned bun feet.


The 11 inch (279 mm) square gilt-brass dial signed Dan. Quare, London on
the silvered chapter ring with typical half-hour marks, sculpted blued steel
hands, the matted centre with typical ring-dot decoration to the centre
and within the seconds ring and typically engraved calendar aperture and
ring-turned winding holes. The upper spandrels cut to flank the silvered
subsidiary dials for pendulum regulation and strike/silent.


The massive T-shaped plates with five archetypal Quare workshop ringturned baluster pillars, the going train with anchor escapement, the strike train governed by rack and snail to the front plate, and striking on the large bell above, with typical Quare pull-quarter repeating mechanism sounding on four smaller bells, rack-and-pinion rise-and-fall regulation operated via a subsidiary ring on the dial to the brass-rod pendulum with calibrated rating nut.


One month


Anthony Woodburn, 2004, sold for £120,000;
The John C Taylor collection inventory no.127


Garnier & Hollis, Innovation & Collaboration, 2018, illustrated p.345