A rare small English table clock with quarter repeat, Rimbault London, circa 1740

A rare small English table clock with quarter repeat, Rimbault London, circa 1740

Price: € 45000

Offered by Gude & Meis Antique Clocks



A rare small English table clock with quarter repeat, Rimbault London, circa 1740 A rare small English table clock with quarter repeat, Rimbault London, circa 1740 A rare small English table clock with quarter repeat, Rimbault London, circa 1740

8-day movement with strike and quarter repeating on six bells, ebonised case of rare small proportions

The Dial

The arched brass dial is only eight centimeter wide. The silvered and engraved chapter ring has Roman numerals and is signed Rimbault London. The finely pierced and shaped hands are made of blued steel. In the matted centre there is an aperture for date. In the arch there is a subsidiary for strike silent. The chapter ring and subsidiary are surrounded by cast and engraved spandrels.

The Movement

The spring driven double fusee movement has verge escapement and a duration of eight days. It strikes the hours on a bell by means of rack striking. It has pull wind quarter repeating on six bells and a beautifully foliate engraved back plate.

The Case

The ebonized case has an inverted bell top surmounted by a brass handle. It is adorned with fine moldings throughout and has pierced frets to the top corners of the doors. There are glass panels to all sides and the whole is raised on a molded plinth with bracket feet.

Signature
Rimbault London
Reference
200-33
Sizes
25 x 15 x 12 cm

Offered by

Gude & Meis Antique Clocks

Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 60
1017DH Amsterdam
The Netherlands

+31 (0)20 6129742
http://www.gudemeis.com/

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