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The Collection of Anne H. & Frederick Vogel III

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A VERY FINE ENGRAVED BRASS BRACKET CLOCK, RICHARD BECK (w. 1653 - 1659), ENGLISH, LATE 17TH CENTURY
the dial is inscribed Richard Beck at The French Church.
Height 15 1/4 in. by Width 6 1/8 in. by Depth 7 in.; 38.7 by 15.5 by 17.8 cm.
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Provenance

A. Gibson III, November 1972 courtesy of Edward LaFond, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania;
Vogel Collection no. 164.

Catalogue Note

Richard Beck apprenticed with John Selwood, then William Selwood and finally with Thomas Loomis at the Mermaid.  He worked alongside fellow clockmakers Simon Dudson, Tobias Davis, Samuel Davis and Edward Norris.  Beck was freed from his apprenticeship in May 1653.  Apparently Richard Beck was struck down with a severe illness in 1659. On May 31st he was so ill he signed his will, 'being sicke in Bodye' and died on June 4th.

The Collection of Anne H. & Frederick Vogel III

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New York