RICHARD PECKOVER, London  c1735

A George II quarter repeating spring table clock.  The brass bound inverted bell-top case surmounted by a knopped carrying handle is veneered with fruitwood with an ebonised finish.

The break arch brass dial is 7in square and mounted with a silvered chapter ring and mask head spandrels.  There are three subsidiary dials, one for rise and fall regulation and another for strike/silent are inset into the chapter ring and in the arch is a silvered ring indicating the day of the month.  The centre is finely matted with an aperture for the false pendulum and a polished area beneath bearing the maker's signature. 

The twin fusee with eight day duration movement has five knopped pillars, verge escapement and quarter repeating mechanism with the quarters sounded on six graduated bells and the hours on a separate bell.  The back plate is beautifully engraved around the maker's signature with flowing script amongst foliate scrolls, birds, urns, a green-man mask and a female figure.

Richard Peckover is believed to have taken over the business of Daniel Quare and Stephen Horseman in 1733.  He worked at Change Alley in 1735 and then at Royal Exchange until 1754.  This particular clock is typical of the clocks produced by Quare and Horseman.  It follows their design in all respects which suggests it was made in their workshop and inherited by Peckover when he took over the business.

Clockmaker: RICHARD PECKOVER, London
Circa: 1735
Stock Number: 3722
Height: 16 inches (41 cm.)