A QUEEN ANNE EBONY STRIKING BRACKET CLOCK
thomas Tompion and edward banger. No. 459, circa 1705
The rectangular gilt brass dial with Roman and Arabic silvered chapter ring with sword-hilt half hour intermarkers, typical pierced blued steel hands, the finely matted centre with mock pendulum aperture, double-screwed female mask-and-foliate spandrels, twin subsidiary rings for pendulum regulation and strike/silent flanking the signature engraved Tompion & Banger, London, latches to the dial feet and to the seven ringed pillars of the twin gut fusee movement with verge escapement with spring-suspended pendulum pinned to the brass rise and fall bar, pull quarter repeat on Tompion's system via interconnecting chamfered steel double-cocked levers, the backplate profusely engraved with scrolling foliage and signed Tompion & Banger, London and punch numbered at the base 459, the case with cushion-moulded top surmounted by a foliate-cast giltmetal handle, foliate pierced ebony soundfrets to the front door and glazed sides, the front door with foliate gilt-metal escutcheons and stamped on the inside sill 459, the moulded base on simple block feet
Sold in these rooms, March 16, 1967, Lot 19 for 5,500Gns.
Sold Sotheby's, London, May 22, 1972, Lot 84 for £10,000
Sold Sotheby's, London, May 21, 1973, Lot 52 for £15,000