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A Charles II walnut grande sonnerie longcase clock of small size by Joseph Knibb

Maker:  Maker Unknown




A Charles II walnut grande sonnerie longcase clock of small size by Joseph Knibb, London, the convex moulded case on bun feet, the rising hood with spiral angle columns and scroll cresting, the 9 3/4in. square dial signed Joseph Knibb Londini fecit within a band of floral engraving encircling the mirrored centre and itself within the silvered chapter-ring with winged cherub spandrels and scored line border, the three-train movement with latches to the dial feet and the eight-winged pillars, triple-divided front plate, the going train with large diameter great wheel, the two outside counterheads giving grande sonnerie strike on three bells, the anchor escapement formerly with butterfly-nut suspension for the pendulum, circa 1672 - 76in. high; the circlet 8 3/4in. diam.

ID:  102833

Currently kept at: National Gallery of Scotland


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