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A Dutch gilt-brass mounted walnut striking bracket clock with moonphase and pull quarter repeat, on wall bracket
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A Dutch gilt-brass mounted walnut striking bracket clock with moonphase and pull quarter repeat, on wall bracket

WILLIAM GIB, ROTTERDAM. CIRCA 1730

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A Dutch gilt-brass mounted walnut striking bracket clock with moonphase and pull quarter repeat, on wall bracket
William Gib, Rotterdam. Circa 1730
The case with brass handle to shallow bell top and with pineappele finials to the angles, break-arch silk backed brass fishscale sound frets to the sides, with conforming quarter frets to the front door, on base with wavy apron and raised on gilt-brass bracket feet, the 8½ in. wide brass dial with winged cherub mask spandrels to a silvered Roman and Arabic chapter ring with fleur-de-lys half hour and lozenge half quarter hour markers, signed Will.m. Gib Rotterdam, the matted centre with mock pendulum aperture and square date aperture, silvered ferrules to the winding holes, blued steel hands, with strike/not strike lever beside the upper left spandrel, the arch with engraved border to a painted moonphase with glazed gilt-brass moon, the twin fusee (wire lines) five pillar movement now converted to anchor escapement, with hour strike on bell and pull wind quarter repeat on six nested bells, the back plate elaborately engraved with foliate scrolls within a hatched border and with later pendulum holdfast, with engraved movement securing bracket to the case; the wall bracket with scroll support
30¼in. (77cm.) high overall
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No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.

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William Gib is recorded making clocks in Rotterdam from circa 1710-1770.
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