This object is eligible for a Certificate of BADA Provenance
The 4 ¼ inch arched dial has an unusual foliate engraved dial centre and engraved corners instead of the more usual raised gilt spandrels. It has a raised chapter ring with Roman numerals for the hours and fleur-de-lys half-hour markers. There is a central alarm disc engraved with a Tudor Rose and a band of Arabic numerals for setting the alarm times. The finely wrought and well-pierced steel single hand appears to be original.
Date: circa 1710
* Joseph Hocker is listed on page 380 of Brian Loomes’ Clockmakers of the World: 21st Century Edition as working in Reading between 1682 and 1729.