A fine small spring-driven table clock by eminent maker John Knibb.
The 6 inch square brass dial is mounted with a silvered chapter ring and winged cherub spandrels to the four corners. The centre is finely matted with elegant pierced and faceted pointers and the dial plate is signed by the maker beneath the chapter ring. Between the spandrels there is delicate foliate engraving.
The fully restored verge movement runs for 8 days and has a pear shaped pendulum bob. There is also pull repeatwork for sounding the hours and quarters on two separate bells. The backplate is beautifully engraved with foliate scrolls and is signed John Knibb Oxoniae Fecit in an arc.
The elegant oak case, veneered with ebony, stands only 11 ¾ inches high and is of typical Knibb form. It is surmounted by a “double S” carrying handle to the top and has a fine gilt brass foliate fret with a cherub’s head in the central frieze. To each side of the front door there are also the typical ‘Knibb’ elongated scroll escutcheons.