28 January 2015
AN ENGLISH MARQUETRY STRIKING TABLE CLOCK WITH PULL QUARTER REPEAT
JOHN STOKELD, LINCOLN, CIRCA 1705
The case decorated overall with arabesques, the silvered chapter ring with Roman hours and Arabic five minutes, sword-hilt half hour and half quarter hour markers, signed 'Iohn Stokeld Lincoln', the matted center with date and mock pendulum apertures, pierced blued steel hands, no strike/strike 'N/S' above XII; the six pillar movement with two train gut fusee and later anchor escapement, the foliate engraved backplate with signature reserve 'John Stokeld / Lincoln', striking on a bell and pull repeat on six bells, lacking seatboard, with later pendulum and case key
14 ½ in. (37 cm.) high, 10 ¾ in. (27.5 cm.) wide, 7 ½ in. (19 cm.) deep
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John Stokeld (d. 1751), of Lincoln; known to have worked at 34 Steep Hill from 1724 to 1738 and possibly to 1745.
Comparative literature: A.S.H. Wilbourn and R. Ellis F.B.H.I., Lincolnshire Clock, Watch and Barometer Makers, Lincoln, 2001.
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