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John Knibb
A QUEEN ANNE SMALL WALNUT TABLE TIMEPIECE WITH ALARM CIRCA 1710
Estimation
15 00025 000
ACCÉDER AU LOT
159
John Knibb
A QUEEN ANNE SMALL WALNUT TABLE TIMEPIECE WITH ALARM CIRCA 1710
Estimation
15 00025 000
ACCÉDER AU LOT

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John Knibb
A QUEEN ANNE SMALL WALNUT TABLE TIMEPIECE WITH ALARM CIRCA 1710
Dial: 5.5 inch with vase and leaf spandrels, finely matted center with replaced single hand and concentric alarm disc
Caliber: movement with square section pillars, fusee for the going train with tic-tac escapement and standing barrel for the alarm with outside countwheel
Case: dome top case with brass carrying handle and replaced door fret and feet
Dimensions: 12.5 in (31.8 cm) height
Signed: dial signed Jno. Knibb, Oxon
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Provenance

Sotheby's New York, The Collection of Justice Warren Shepro, April 26 2001, lot 42
Inventory No. 1217

Exposition

Antiquarian Horological Society Tenth Anniversary Exhibition (American Section), New York, 1986, item 13.

Bibliographie

Chandler, Bruce, ed. 'Horological Dialogues,' vol. 2, Journal of the American Section of Antiquarian Horologist Society (New York, 1986), pp 46-47.

Description

John Knibb, the younger brother of Joseph, was born in 1650 and from 1664 worked with his brother in Oxford. After Joseph moved to London in 1670, John continued to work in Oxford; the business must have been extremely successful as it is recorded that John took ten apprentices. The two brothers continued to collaborate and probably made movements for each other; their work is certainly very similar. John received the Freedom of the City of Oxford, and in 1700 became its mayor. He died in 1722.

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