A GEORGE I EBONISED BRACKET TIMEPIECE WITH PASSING STRIKE
A GEORGE I EBONISED BRACKET TIMEPIECE WITH PASSING STRIKE

WILLIAM WEBSTER, CIRCA 1720

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A GEORGE I EBONISED BRACKET TIMEPIECE WITH PASSING STRIKE
WILLIAM WEBSTER, CIRCA 1720
The case with inverted bell top, on later ebonised bracket, the dial with date aperture and silvered chapter ring, Roman hours and Arabic minutes, with blued steel hands, signature plaque to arch engraved W:m Webster. Exchange Alley London, with crown and crossed mace spandrels, the single train movement with gut fusee and later anchor escapement, backplate engraved and further signed
12½ in. (31.7 cm.) high; 20 in. (50.8 cm.) high overall; 7¾ in. (9.7 cm.) wide; 6 in. (15.2 cm.) deep

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William Webster, Exchange Alley, London, was a member of the Clockmakers' Company from 1710 until his death in 1734, having formerly served as an apprentice to Thomas Tompion.
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