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    Sale 7604

    Important Clocks and Marine Chronometers

    1 July 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 52

    A George I ebonised eight day table timepiece with pull quarter repeat

    FRANCIS GREGG, LONDON. CIRCA 1720

    Price Realised  

    A George I ebonised eight day table timepiece with pull quarter repeat
    Francis Gregg, London. Circa 1720
    The case with brass handle to the inverted bell top, glazed arch side panels, later quarter frets to the front door, the 6 in. wide brass dial with female head and foliate spandrels to silvered Roman and Arabic chapter ring with fleur-de-lys half hour markers, the matted centre with date square, mock pendulum aperture and applied silvered plaque signed FRA. GREGG/AT ST JAMES'S, silvered subsidiary ring for pendulum regulation to the arch, cut blued steel hands, the movement with five ring-turned pillars, single chain fusee, restored pivoted verge escapement and restored pull quarter repeat on two replaced bells, scrolling foliate engraving to the back plate signed FRA. GREGG/AT. ST. JAMES'S; pendulum, winding key, case key
    16 in. (40.5 cm.) high, handle down


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    Francis Gregg is recorded working in London from 1691 to 1747.

    For movement detail see page 37.

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