ROBERT HODGKIN, London c1695


A good, William & Mary, ebony veneered, quarter repeating spring table clock.  The ebony case standing on block feet with a single, well-patinated brass carrying handle to the caddy top.  

The 7ins x 8ins elongated brass dial is mounted with a silvered chapter ring and winged cherub spandrels.  The upper corner spandrels have peripheral foliage engraving flanking the maker’s signature.  The matted centre has an aperture to view a false pendulum, a second aperture to view the day of the month and ringed winding holes.  

The twin fusee, eight day duration movement has a verge escapement and quarter repeating mechanism sounded on three bells with the hours on a separate bell.  The backplate, decorated with birds and flowers, has peripheral wheat ear engraving and is signed by the maker, Robert Hodgkin, London.

Clockmaker: ROBERT HODGKIN, London
Circa: 1695
Stock Number: 4241
Height: 14.5 inches (37 cm.)