Daniel Quare & Stephen Horseman numbered 288
A fine English striking bracket clock by this great horological collaboration.The 8 day twin fusee bell striking movement with pull quarter repeat, havingfloral engraved backplate being signed and numbered to a central cartouche with verge escapement and rise and fall regulation. The break arch brass dial with applied silvered engraved brasss chapters and roman hour divisions and Arabic five minute divisions. With matted centre and signed numbered engraved cartouche above VI with mock pendulum apperture below XII with two subsidiary dials above for rise and fall regulation and strike silent. Having a further and larger dial to the centre of the arch for the calendar marked with Arabic numerals. with applied chased gilt brass spandrels, and complimented by a pair of finely pierced blued steel hands. Daniel Quare a clockmaker held in very high esteem in the late 17th and early 18th who made fine clocks for wealthy clients around the world. Importantly for the crown and various Royal households. A Quaker who stood firmly with his religeious beliefs, with a great sence of business as can be seen by his investments in America and a founding father of a banking empire. Thomas Tompion sometimes made movements for Daniel Quare. More importantly perhaps is that Quare made several movements for Thomas Tompion which must have shown the high regard in which he was held.
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