Height

7 foot 10 inches

Case

The burr walnut case with foliate frets below a typical Quare inverted caddy flanked with two brass ball finials. Doric three quarter columns with brass capitals and bases. The rectangular trunk door with d-end cross-grain mouldings and book-matched burr veneers and herringbone banding with central glazed lenticle. The base with matched veneer sections standing on a double skirt.

Dial

12 inch square brass dial signed Fras. Robinson in the Temple on the silvered chapter ring with sword hilt half-hours and ‘cross’ half-quarter markings, all by Quare’s engraver. The finely matted centre with date square above VI and seconds ring below XII. Well chased gilt Indian mask & scroll spandrels. The pierced and sculpted steel hands with ring turned centres. The dial plate retaining a lovely mellow gilt lacquer.

Movement

Five baluster pillars with Quare’s workshop signature ring-turning to the centres. The five wheel going train with anchor escapement. The pendulum rod has a flat brass section with top screw adjustment. The strike train with internal rack and snail mounted on the front plate. Fixed with two pillar screws to the original seatboard and with a case bracket to the backplate.

Duration

1 month

Provenance

Private collection U.K.

Literature

Garnier & Carter, The Golden Age of English Horology, 2015, pp 282.
Cedric Jagger, Royal Clocks, 1983.