HENRY HURT. A fine George II period ebonised spring table clock. (London, )

HENRY HURT.  A fine George II period ebonised spring table clock.
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HENRY HURT. A fine George II period ebonised spring table clock.

OriginLondon
DateCirca 1745
A fine George II period ebonised spring table clock, the 8-day brass dial movement with hour/strike, strike/silent and alarm work.

The elegant case stands on four block moulded feet and has an inverted bell top surmounted by a knopped brass carrying handle. The 5 ¼ in (13.5 cm) brass dial is mounted with four Indian head and foliate corner spandrels and a silvered chapter ring with a subsidiary dial in the arch for Strike/Silent. There is a dummy pendulum below XII in the matted centre, an inset date aperture above VI and a silvered alarm disc in the centre.

The substantial two train fusée eight day duration movement has hour strike on a bell and an alarm train. It has a knife-edge verge escapement and the back plate is engraved with scrolling flowers and foliage. There is an additional engraved pulley for the alarm work.

Dial width: 5 ¼ in (13.5 cm)
Height: 13 in (33 cm) excluding handle
Width: 9 in (23 cm)
Depth: 6 ½ in (16.5 cm)

* Henry Hurt is listed on page 404 of Brian Loomes’ Clockmakers of the World: 21st Century Edition as working near St Paul’s churchyard in London until 1745 and thence in Ludgate Street until 1758.
HW5440

Signed / Inscribed

Henry Hurt LONDON
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