Thomas Tompion, London No.87
A fine Phase I ebony table timepiece with pull quarter repeat. Circa 1687
Ebony veneer and mouldings to the oak carcass, the domed top with gilt brass scroll and garland mounts surmounted by a gilt thistle and bud handle. The front door with gilt brass scroll sound fret, gilt bellflower escutcheons and bellflower mount to the bottom rail. Pierced ebony frets to the sides and rear door.
Signed Tho Tompion Londini Fecit to the silvered chapter ring, 6 1/2 inch square gilded brass dial with three latched feet, matted centre, gilt and chased winged cherub spandrels and sculpted blued steel hands.
Extended backplate signed Tho Tompion Londini Fecit in a rectangular reserve within the tulip engraving and punch numbered 87 at the base. Knife edge verge escapement, Tompion's silent pull quarter repeat via Z pull bar.
Height 13 inches (33 cm)