Joseph Knibb, London
Joseph Knibb, London c. 1675
An important Charles II olive wood oyster grande-sonnerie longcase clock.
The olive wood oyster and floral marquetry case with green stained bone leaves, ebonised barley twist columns to the rising hood with blind fret. Oval brass frame lenticle to the long trunk door.
The 10 inch square dial with wheatear engraved border signed Joseph Knibb. Londini Fecit to the lower margin, narrow silvered chapter ring with Roman hour numerals, Arabic five minutes and fleur-de-lys half hour markers. Finely matted centre, calendar aperture below XII and cherub spandrels to the corners. Fine blued steel sculpted hands.
The three train, ten pillar latched movement with split front plate secured to the backboard via a bracket, outside countwheels and Knibb butterfly suspension for the regulation. Brass cased weights and Knibb pendulum, with butterfly regulation.
Height 6ft 5ins