An exquisite George II quarter repeating spring table timepiece. The small and refined burr walnut case of bell top design stands on moulded block feet with the caddy surmounted by a gilt brass carrying handle. The break arch brass dial is mounted with a silvered chapter ring flanked by foliage spandrels with a silvered subsidiary second ring above for rise and fall regulation flanked by foliage and mask spandrels. Beneath twelve o’clock is a plaque signed by the maker David Hubert, London and there is a false pendulum aperture and a day of the month aperture within the finely matted centre. The steel hands have delicate piercing. The single fusée eight day duration movement includes spring suspended verge escapement and quarter repeating mechanism. The hours sounded on a large bell and the quarters on the smaller bell. The back plate is beautifully engraved with flowers and foliage around the maker’s bold signature, David Hubert, London.
Height: 13 in (33 cm)
David Hubert is recorded in Baillies as an eminent maker working in the Strand, London from 1714 and being appointed Master in 1743. Examples of his work are included in the Guild Hall Museum, the Ilbert Collection and the Iden Collection.