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John Steber, Dover - A Mahogany Bracket Clock

A   mahogany   Regency   bracket   clock,   the   eight-day,   five-pillar,   double-fusee   movement   strikes   the   hours   on   a   bell   with   pull repeat.   The   backplate   has   border   engraving   with   further   engraving   to   the   elaborate   pendulum.   The   eight-inch   round painted   dial   is   signed   by   the   maker   Steber,   Dover    and   has   blued   steel   spade   hands.   The   case   has   decorative   stringing   to   the front, a pagoda top, cast brass side handles, brass pillars and ball finials. Inscribed on the rear of the dial: John 1811 Born in the year 1795 Aged 16 years James Brock bound apprentice to John Trethearn Watch maker At Sydenham in the year 1805 who died in the year 1807 It    is    quite    possible    that    James    Brock    was    a    member    of    the    north    Kent    Brock    family    who    included    the    well-known chronometer maker John Brock. Height: 23 inches (59 cms) Please click on images to enlarge: Any additional images are shown below

John Steber

John   Steber   originally   came   from   Germany   arriving   in   Dover   sometime   circa   1805,   due   to   the      outbreak   of   the   Napoleonic wars,   where   he   set   up   as   a   watch   and   clockmaker.   He   married   Hannah   in      1805   and   their   first   child,   John,   was   born   in   Dover in   1806.   He   had   a   daughter   who   emigrated   to      America   having   married   James   Warren,   one   of   the   Kent   clockmaking   family of that name. Steber died in 1819, the family having taken premises in Cannon Street, London at some point.

Price: £3,500.00

Ref: 1254

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John Steber, Dover - A Mahogany Bracket Clock

A   mahogany   Regency   bracket   clock,   the   eight-day,   five   pillar,   double   fusee   movement   strikes the   hours   on   a   bell   with   pull   repeat.   The   backplate   has   border   engraving   with   further engraving   to   the   elaborate   pendulum.   The   eight-inch   dial   is   signed   by   the   maker   Steber, Dover    and   has   blued   steel   spade   hands.   The   case   has   decorative   stringing   to   the   front,   a pagoda top, cast brass side handles, brass pillars and ball finials. Inscribed on the rear of the dial: John 1811 Born in the year 1795 Aged 16 years James Brock bound apprentice to John Trehearn butcher At Sydenham in the year 1805 who died in the year 1807 It   is   quite   possible   that   James   Brock   was   a   member   of   the   north   Kent   Brock   family   who included the well-known chronometer maker John Brock. I   have   now   been   contacted   by   a   direct   decendant   of   the   Brock   family,   Dr   Naomi   Haworth, who   has   kindly   given   me   much   information   that   confirms   the   writing   on   the   rear   of   the   dial. John   Brock   was   born   in   Sydenham   on   the   16th   of   March   1795   and   his   brother   James   in 1793.   James   was   apprenticed   to   the   sydenham   butcher   John   Trehearn   who   it   is   known   died in 1807. Further information as supplied by Dr Haworth will be added in the near future. Height: 23 inches (59 cms) Please click on images to enlarge: Any additional images are shown below

John Steber

John   Steber   originally   came   from   Germany   arriving   in   Dover   sometime   circa   1805,   due   to the      outbreak   of   the   Napoleonic   wars,   where   he   set   up   as   a   watch   and   clockmaker.   He married   Hannah   in      1805   and   their   first   child,   John,   was   born   in   Dover   in   1806.   He   had   a daughter    who    emigrated    to        America    having    married    James    Warren,    one    of    the    Kent clockmaking   family   of   that   name.   Steber      died   in   1819,   the   family   having   taken   premises   in Cannon Street, London at some point.

Price: £3,500.00

Ref: 1254

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