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John Everell, London

A fine Geo II brass bound ebony veneered table clock of small size. Circa 1740

Case

Elegant inverted bell top ebony case surmounted by a brass handle with brass mouldings to the top and the base with brass mouldings to all the front and back door apertures and the side apertures, standing on four brass moulded block feet.

Dial

6 inch break arch brass dial with silvered chapter subsidiary alarm in the arch, silvered chapter ring enclosed by mask spandrels. Matted centre with false pendulum aperture, calendar aperture and nameplate signed John Everell, London. Strike/silent lever at III. Pierced blued steel hands.

Movement

Substantial eight day movement with six baluster pillars and engraved backplate of boldly flowing foliate scrolls centred around a basket of fruit. Original verge escapement, pull quarter repeating on six bells, sounding the alarm via three hammers on the hour bell.

Height

17 ins (44 cm)

John Everell is recorded as working, "Over against the new Church in the Strand". He was apprenticed in 1698 to Edward Norris and died in 1747.

Edward Norris was Master of the Clockmakers Company in 1687, he also took Henry Aske as an apprentice who himself took George Graham as an apprentice before he joined Thomas Tompion in 1696.

£25,000