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A CHARLES II WALNUT STRIKING EIGHT DAY LONGCASE CLOCK
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A CHARLES II WALNUT STRIKING EIGHT DAY LONGCASE CLOCK

JOHN EBSWORTH, LONDON. CIRCA 1680

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A CHARLES II WALNUT STRIKING EIGHT DAY LONGCASE CLOCK
JOHN EBSWORTH, LONDON. CIRCA 1680
Side glazed panels and twist columns to hood, moulded trunk door over replaced plinth; later inner frame to dial mask, scored line border to 10 in. square brass dial signed along the lower edge 'John Ebsworth/Londini Fecit', cherub mask and foliate spandrels to silvered chapter ring, matted centre with subsidiary seconds, date square and rosette engraved centre, blued steel hands, movement with five ringed and latched pillars (one lacking), anchor escapement and outside countwheel strike on bell, formerly with bolt and shutter maintatining power; later seatboard, associated case
80½ in. (204 cm.) high
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John Ebsworth was apprenticed in February 1657 to Richard Aymes and made a Freeman in April 1665. He worked at the Cross Keys in Lothbury and was possibly the successor to Thomas Knifton's business. He was Master of the Clockmakers' Company in 1697 and died in 1699.
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