Fine Ebonized George II Eight Day Table Clock with Dutch Striking and Trip Rep

$ 18,961
  • Description
    Fine Ebonized George II Eight Day Table Clock with Dutch Striking and Trip Rep
    By the highly regarded maker Andrew Prime.

    Andrew Prime, was apprenticed in 1725 and a member of the Clockmakers’ Company in 1736.

    The movement is an extremely accomplished piece of engineering with five knopped pillars, double fusee, on original verge escapement with short knife-edge suspended pendulum. It has Dutch rack striking indicating the hours fully on a larger bell and the half hours also fully (the number of strokes being equal to the number of the following hour) on a smaller bell. In addition, it has trip repeat. The profusely engraved backplate and verge cock apron depict floral and scrolling leaf and vine patterns around a prominent signature cartouche: Andr Prime LONDON.

    The break-arch brass dial has a silvered chapter ring, a signature plaque to the arch, date aperture above the VI, and a false pendulum aperture under the XII. The chapter ring has Roman numerals within a minute ring and outer Arabic five-minute track. The dial centre is well matted and the corner spandrels are of the head and scroll design. The time is indicated by a fine pair of pierced blued steel hands.
    The ebonized fruitwood veneered oak case has an inverted bell top surmounted by a brass swinging carrying handle, well-formed and returned top moulding and door edge moulding, convex lambs-ear vertical door corners to all sides, circular-over-rectangular side glazed apertures, fretted front door quadrants backed with red silk, and well-formed elaborated concave mouldings.

    The clock case is in excellent original condition and the movement has been totally overhauled.

  • More Information
    Period: 18th Century
    Condition: Good.
    Styles / Movements: Traditional, George II
    Incollect Reference #: 646805
  • Dimensions
    W. 11.82 in; H. 20.87 in; D. 7.09 in;
    W. 30.02 cm; H. 53.01 cm; D. 18.01 cm;
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