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The Knibb-style miniature case is surmounted by a turned baluster finial centering the brass cross-strap. The central fret is engraved with flowers and foliage. The two frets to the side of the case are of the same pattern and left unengraved . The four columns are cast in one piece and include the finials and bases.
The dial plate is engraved with interlacing tulips and topped by the signature Edmund Massey Londini Fecit. There is a restored central alarm disc with Arabic hour numerals and a central Tudor Rose.
The short duration movement has a verge escapement on a knife edge to a short bob pendulum with countwheel strike and restored alarm work which is set into the original backplate. It strikes the hours on a single bell.
Edmund Massey was born circa 1660 and apprenticed to Joseph Knibb from December 1673 until 1681. It is therefore no accident that this beautiful miniature lantern clock is identical in every way to those made by Joseph Knibb.
|Height||6.50 inch||(16.51 cm)|
Howard Walwyn Ltd Fine Antique Clocks
123 Kensington Church Street
Saturday by appointment