SIMON DE CHARMES, rare small size ebony bracket clock
SIMON DE CHARMES, rare small size ebony bracket clock
SIMON DE CHARMES, rare small size ebony bracket clock

SIMON DE CHARMES, rare small size ebony bracket clock

c. 1730 LONDON

Offered by Howard Walwyn Ltd Fine Antique Clocks

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A fine George II period quarter repeating ebonised spring table clock. The elegant case of rare small size stands on four block feet and has an inverted bell top surmounted by a knopped brass carrying handle. The 5 in (12.5 cm) brass dial is mounted with Indian head and foliate corner spandrels and a silvered chapter ring with a subsidiary dial in the arch for strike/silent. The substantial two train fusée eight day duration movement which fills the case has quarter repeat work on six bells with the hours sounded on a separate bell. It has a restored verge escapement and the back plate is engraved with flowers, foliage and a hoho bird.

Height: 13 in (33 cm) excluding handle

Dial width: 5 in (12.5 cm)

*Simon De Charmes was a French Huguenot clockmaker working in London where he arrived in 1688. He was a refugee from France after the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685 by Louis XIV. The resulting exodus of Huguenot workers deprived French industry of some of their finest craftsmen and had a dramatic affect upon English furniture, silverware, tapestries and of clocks. He became a Free Brother of the Clockmakers’ Company in April 1691 and was active at the Sign of the Clock in Charing Cross until at least 1704. He is said to have died at Grove Hall, Hammersmith in 1730.


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