Spring table clock by Samuel Knibb in an ebony veneered oak case. The dial is 9 1/4 inch square, and engraved with spring flowers. 8-day fusee movement with verge escapement and short pendulum. Hour and half-hour count-wheel striking. Latched plates. Sparse engraving on backplate. Signed ‘Samuel Knibb Londini fecit.’ Westminster, c.1666.
Knibb became a free Clockmaker in 1663 and died in 1674. Working outside the City his workshop escaped destruction by the Fire.
Clockmakers' Museum No. 559