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    Sale 12247

    The English Collector: English Furniture, Clocks and Portrait Miniatures

    17 November 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 113

    A CHARLES II OLIVEWOOD PHASE I STRIKING TABLE CLOCK

    JOSEPH KNIBB, LONDON, CIRCA 1675

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    Estimate

    A CHARLES II OLIVEWOOD PHASE I STRIKING TABLE CLOCK
    JOSEPH KNIBB, LONDON, CIRCA 1675
    The 8 3/8 inch gilt-brass dial with date aperture to finely matted centre, cherub head spandrels and signed to the lower edge 'Joseph Knibb London', blued steel hands, the chapter ring with sword-hilt half-hour markers, three pinned pillars, the two-train gut fusee movement joined by six latched pillars, with reconverted verge escapement, numbered countwheel to foliate engraved backplate, signed in an arc to the lower half 'Joseph Knibb Londini Fecit'
    14 5/8 in. (37 cm.) high (handle down); 12 in. (30.5 cm.) wide; 6 ¾ in. (17 cm.) deep


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    Provenance

    The collection of R. C. Hart Esq.;
    The property of J. F. Priestly Esq.;
    Sotheby's, London, 27 October 1983, lot 244;


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN COLLECTOR


    Literature

    R. A. Lee, The Knibb Family, 1964, plate 71, p. 78; plate 125, p. 122.