Joseph Martineau, London.
A fine ebony and brass mounted George II quarter striking bracket clock. The break arch brass dial has a silvered subsidiary dial to the arch for strike-silent. The centre of the dial is finely matted and has a calendar aperture and false pendulum aperture with makers signature above. Indian mask spandrels to the corners and blued steel hands. The five pillar movement has a verge escapement and strikes the quarters on six bells with the hours struck on a separate bell. The backplate is finely engraved with foliage and is signed Jos. Martineau Senr. London. The brass bound ebony case with pineapple finials and caryatids, beautifully pierced and engraved frets to the sides and to both doors.
Joseph Martineau Senior was working between 1744-1794 firstly at premises in Orange Street and then later in St. Martin's Court.
Date. Circa 1755
Height. 22 inches. (55.8 cm)
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