An 8-day ebony table clock with dial plate inscribed JOSEPH KNIBB LONDON and back plate inscribed JOSEPH KNIBB LONDON FECIT.
The ebony veneered case is surmounted by a foliate tied handle with turned base plates above the cushion molded top with fine quality chased foliate fire-gilded mounts to the sides and front, flanked by four gilt-metal foliate urn finials. The front door with typical gilt winged cherub head escutcheons; the left escutcheon swiveling to reveal the lock. The top rail inset with a pierced ebony sound fret.
A Charles II Ebony bracket clock by Joseph Knibb London. Joseph knibb represents one of the greatest clockmaking dynasties of the 17th century England. Joseph (1640-1711) set up the Oxford family workshops before moving to London in 1670, taking over his uncle Samuel's workshop. Josephs clocks are renowned for their aesthetic beauty and clever intervention. They adorn museums and private collections around the world.
H 12.5 in. x W 9.25 in. x D 6 in.
H 31.75 cm x W 23.5 cm x D 15.24 cm