Joseph Knibb Antique Clocks
Joseph Knibb, is noted for the slim and elegant proportions of the cases of both his table clocks and longcases. His movements are equally desirable thanks to their slender plates, fine delicate wheelwork and the ingenuity of his various striking mechanisms. This Phase III ebony table clock is smaller than usual.
Joseph Knibb, the most famous member of the celebrated Knibb clockmaking family, was born circa 1640. He was apprenticed to his cousin Samuel in about 1655 and after serving seven years worked first in Oxford and then moved to London in 1670 where he was made free
of the Clockmakers’ Company. He must soon have built
up a good reputation for himself as it is recorded that he supplied a turret clock for Windsor Castle in 1677 and payments were made to him in 1682 on behalf of King Charles II.
Joseph Knibb made many longcase and table clocks for domestic use. He was a particularly inventive maker and experimented with several different types of striking and repeating mechanisms.
Howard Walwyn is an established antique Knibb clocks dealer in the UK. If you would like to discuss acquiring an antique Knibb clock, please contact us directly.
Joseph Knibb clockmaker: Dawson, Drover & Parkes, Early English Clocks Ronald A. Lee, The Knibb Family * Clockmakers