Daniel QUARE and Stephen HORSEMAN, London, N° 226, Queen Anne ebony striking bracket clock, circa 1710

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Object Description

A fine and sophisticated George I quarter repeating spring table clock by one of the most celebrated partnerships of the early eighteenth century.

The ebony case stands on moulded block feet with matching escutcheons to the door rails and rises to a knopped carrying handle.

The exceptionally high quality movement has an 8-day duration with verge escapement and rise and fall regulation to the spring suspended pendulum. The pull quarter repeat mechanism operated from the side of the case strikes the hours on the large bell and the quarters on the small bell. The back plate is elaborately engraved with foliage, Ho Ho birds, fruit, angels and serpent heads around the bold signatures Dan Quare & Ste:Horseman London.

The elongated brass dial is mounted with a silvered chapter ring and subsidiary dials for strike/silent and rise and fall regulation flanking the signatures Daniel Quare & Stephen Horseman London N°. 226. The finely matted centre includes a false pendulum aperture and an aperture to view the day of the month. The steel hands are finely pierced.

Object Literature

* Daniel Quare, one of the most eminent English clockmakers and worthy contemporary of Thomas Tompion, took Stephen Horseman into partnership around 1709 and they continued making clocks and watches for Royalty, aristocracy and the wealthy.

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