Daniel Delander, London
A fine small George I table timepiece with pull quarter repeat on three bells. Circa 1725
Ebony and ebonised fruitwood on oak bell top case with a brass carrying handle and brass pierced brass sound frets. Fine mouldings surround the glazed apertures. Standing on block feet.
Break arch brass dial with silvered chapter subsidiary rise and fall pendulum adjustment in the arch, silvered chapter ring enclosed by floral spandrels. Matted centre with false pendulum aperture, and oval nameplate signed Dan Delander, London. Pierced blued steel hands.
The substantial five pillar movement with verge escapement and pull quarter repeat on three bells with rise and fall regulation. The plain backplate with finely engraved signature Dan: Delander London.
Height 13 inches
Daniel Delander was born circa 1678, apprenticed to Charles Halstead of London, he must have shown great skill as he was later transferred to Thomas Tompion, the finest clockmaker of his day. He was freed in July of 1699 but appears to have continued his association with Tompions workshop, probably as a journeryman. Tompion died in 1713 and in 1714 Delander moved from Deveraux Court to premises between the two Temple Gates in Fleet Street, within two years he moved again and was 'within Temple Bar'.