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Property from an English Private Collection

An ebony longcase clock, John Miller, London, circa 1690

Lot Closed

May 17, 11:13 AM GMT

Estimate

4,000 - 6,000 GBP

Lot Details

Description

Property from an English Private Collection

An ebony longcase clock, John Miller, London, circa 1690


11-inch dial with unusual cherub and scroll spandrels linked by foliate engraving, signed along the lower edge John Miller Londini fecit, matted centre with date aperture, the movement with five latched, knopped and ringed pillars, anchor escapement, external locking plate striking on a bell, the associated case with flat top and moulded cornice above a replaced brass frieze fret and spiral hood pilasters to the rising hood, panelled trunk door with oval lenticle, panelled plinth with moulded base, the interior of the trunk door with a brass plaque engraved Ullyett Collection, 1029 and a Percy Webster label handwritten with details of John Miller

206cm 6ft 9in high

The Ullyett Collection;
Sotheby's London, 22 October 1987, lot 231 (£5,352).
John Miller was apprenticed in 1667 to Samuel Knibb.  After Knibb's death in 1670 Miller was bound to Knibb's cousin Joseph until he was Free of the Clockmakers' Company in 1674. Clocks by John Miller are rare and the movement of the present clock show marked similarities to those of Joseph Knibb including the tall thin plates, finely turned latched pillars and cut-out in the backplate for the anchor escapement. John Miller died in London in 1702.