A rare walnut George II period brass dial timepiece by this well-known Exeter maker. The 8-day movement has a fully restored verge escapement and hour and pull quarter repeatwork on two bells. The six inch arched brass dial has a raised chapter ring, male head and foliate corner spandrels, inset datework above VI and the maker’s signature on a disc within the arch.
The unusual inverted belltop case is veneered onto an oak carcase in well patinated walnut of a beautiful mellow colour and it retains its fine cross grain mouldings
The backplate is exquisitely engraved with scrolling foliage and in the centre there is a musician in 18th century dress holding a musical scroll.
Signed / Inscribed
Edward Upjohn, EXON