JOHN EWER. A fine George II figured walnut table clock (London, )

JOHN EWER. A fine George II figured walnut table clock
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JOHN EWER. A fine George II figured walnut table clock

OriginLondon
DateCirca 1740
A fine George II period figured walnut bracket clock by this good London maker.

The case is veneered with finely figured walnut veneers and has crossgrain walnut mouldings on all four sides. The well proportioned case which stands on four walnut block feet has an inverted bell top with a knopped brass carrying handle.

The brass dial has a raised chapter ring, inset datework and gilt brass corner spandrels. Exceptionally there are three subsidiary dials in the arch. The central disc is for the calendar months, a very rare feature, to the left there is rise/fall for the pendulum and to the right there is strike/silent. The dial centre is finely matted and the maker's signature is set on a silvered disc above 12 o’ clock. The hands are in blued steel.

The 8-day movement, of excellent London quality, strikes the hours on a bell and has pull quarter repeat on 6 bells. The verge movement has five pillars and a short bob pendulum. The backplate has fine scrolled foliate engraving, a wheatear border and the maker’s signature is inscribed within an oval cartouche.

Height: 16 ½ in (42 cm)
Width: 11 ¾ in (30 cm)
Depth: 7 in (18 cm)

* Comparatively few good period walnut bracket clocks have survived and even fewer with three subsidiary dials in the arch.

HW5805

Signed / Inscribed

John Ewer LONDON