Height

6 foot 1½ inches.

Case

The case with foliate pierced frets to the demi-lune rising hood, the contemporary or near contemporary panelled trunk with rectangular front door with snake escutcheon, the rebuilt plinth on bun feet.

Dial

The 5¾ inch brass dial signed to the lower edge Joseph Knibb, London the chapter ring with Roman hours and fleur-de-lys half-hour markers, single pierced blued-steel hand and with winged cherub head spandrels.

Movement

The lantern clock-style posted frame with rope-driven 30-hour movement with verge escapement and countwheel strike to bell.

Duration

30 hours.

Provenance

With Anthony Woodburn, January 1998;

Lord & Lady Harris Collection;

Christies, London 13-31 October 2023, lot 20.

Comparative Literature

R.A. Lee, Knibb Family Clockmakers, Byfleet, 1964, pp. 157-164.

Literature

P. Dawson, C. Drover & D. Parkes, Early English Clocks, Woodbridge, 1982, p. 492, pl. 729.