Lot Content

Global notice COVID-19 Important notice
A WILLIAM AND MARY GILT-BRASS MOUNTED EBONISED STRIKING EIGHT DAY TABLE CLOCK WITH PULL QUARTER REPEAT
A WILLIAM AND MARY GILT-BRASS MOUNTED EBONISED STRIKING EIGHT DAY TABLE CLOCK WITH PULL QUARTER REPEAT

HENRY MASSY, LONDON. CIRCA 1695

Details
A WILLIAM AND MARY GILT-BRASS MOUNTED EBONISED STRIKING EIGHT DAY TABLE CLOCK WITH PULL QUARTER REPEAT
HENRY MASSY, LONDON. CIRCA 1695
CASE: cast scroll handle to gilt-brass repoussé basket top depicting St George and the dragon, pierced wood frets over glazed side panels, later block feet DIAL: the 7 in. square dial with cherub mask spandrels to chapter ring signed 'H. Massy London', engraved date square, ringed winding holes and false pendulum to matted centre, strike/not strike to IX, replaced blued steel hands MOVEMENT: twin fusees, five pillars, restored verge escapement, rack strike on bell, re-instated pull quarter repeat on three further replaced bells
14¾ in. (37.5 cm.) high; 10¼ in. (16 cm.) high; 6 in. (15 cm.) deep

Brought to you by

Giles Forster
Giles Forster

Check the condition report or get in touch for additional information about this

Condition report

If you wish to view the condition report of this lot, please sign in to your account.

Sign in
View condition report

Lot Essay

Henry Massy (Massey) is recorded as a brother in the Clockmakers' Company in 1692 and was working until at least 1704. Examples of his work are illustrated in Dawson, Drover and Parkes, Early English Clocks, Woodbridge, 1982, p. 297, pl. 422 and p. 455, pl. 666. A fine silver-mounted tortoiseshell table clock by him was sold Christie's London, 5 July 2002, lot 89 (£94,650).

More from 500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe

View All
View All