8-Day Longcase Clock by John Ebsworth


c. 1685
John Ebsworth 8-day longcase clock

A fine, late 17th century clock in a later case, with 11" square brass dial and 8-day plated movement with 5 knopped and finned pillars.

The finely matted 11" dial with floral engraving between cherub spandrels and signature "John Ebsworth Londini Fecit" to lower edge. Silvered Roman numeral chapter ring with inner quarter-hour track and half-hour markers, outer track with Arabic five minutes. Silvered seconds ring and calendar aperture. Very fine and decorative hour and minute hands.

The 8-day movement with 5 knopped and finned, latched pillars, striking the hours on a bell. High quality arbors and very fine pinions, typical of London clocks of this period. Finely detailed steelwork and winding arbors. Early, deep domed, double brass-faced pendulum and brass-cased weights.

The case having good long 40" trunk door with glass lenticle, the base sitting on bun feet. The flat-topped hood with fret, glazed side panels and barley twist columns.

This clock has all of the features you would expect on a high quality London clock.

John Ebsworth was apprenticed in February 1657 to Richard Ames and made a Freeman in April 1665. He was Master of the Clockmakers' Company in 1697 and died in 1699.

Height: 77 1/2 inches (197 cm)

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