English Ebony Veneered Bracket Clock
Samuel Watson, late 17th century
With three-train, six-pillar rack and snail quarter striking fusee verge escapement, false pendulum, strike/silent lever, the 9 1/4 x 10 1/4 dial with matted center and 8 15/16 chapter ring, the upper spandrels with putti supporting female masks, the lower spandrels with winged cherubs, the profusely engraved backplate with scrolls within a wheat sheaf border, signed Sam Watson/Londini fecit, the pierced apron chased and cast with a mask. Height 18 inches (45.7 cm), width 13 inches (33.1 cm), depth 71/4 inches (18.5 cm)
F. J. Britten, Introduction and notes, Old English Clocks (The Wetherfield Collection), 1907, p. 44, fig. 50
Wetherfield, David Arthur, The Wetherfield collection of 222 clocks: sold by W.E. Hurcomb on 1st May, 1928, September 1928, p. 63
Arthur S. Vernay, The Wetherfield Collection of English Clocks, New York, exhibition catalogue, 1928, p. 50, fig. 100
Eric Bruton, The Wetherfield Collection of clocks: a guide to dating English Antique clocks, London: N.A.G. Press, 1981
C Estate of Diane D. Lamborn
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