Bracket clock, Joseph Norris, Amsterdam, circa 1690.
Nr. 102. Bracket clock, Joseph Norris, Amsterdam, circa 1690.
With 8 day movement, verge escapement, hour striking, pull quarter repeat on three bells. Date and alarm function. Case veneered with ebony wood, gilt basket top and repoussé ornaments.. High 39 cm. Signed : ‘Joseph Norris‘. Amsterdam, circa 1690. Joseph Norris (1650-1696?) born in Abbington, England. Became one of the most important clockmakers in Amsterdam and pioneer of the making of Dutch longcase clocks. Had a working cooperation with Fromanteel. Literature: Dr R. Plomp, Spring-driven Dutch pendulum clocks 1657-1710, p. 66, 174-175.