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John Drury (d 1811)

Biography of English clockmaker John Drury (d 1811)

John Drury (d 1811), an English clockmaker, was the son of the well-known clockmaker James Drury and was apprenticed in 1741.

Drury is known to have been working in Clerkenwell, having become a member of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers, in 1751.

Drury died in 1811.

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Lot FS22/827: John Drury, London, A Black Lacquer Longcase Clock

John Drury, London, a black lacquer longcase clock the eight-day duration movement striking the hours on a bell, with the twelve-inch arched brass dial having a raised silvered chapter ring engraved with black Roman hour numerals, Arabic five-minute markings and an arcaded minute ring, the matted centre having a subsidiary seconds dial, date aperture and a silvered name plate signed John Drury, London, with a strike/silent dial to the arch and c-scroll cast brass spandrels to the four corners, with blued steel hands, the black lacquer case with raised chinoiserie decoration, the hood with three-quarter columns and a pagoda top surmounted by a pair of brass ball-and-spire finials to the sides and an eagle finial to the centre, the trunk with a break-arch door, standing on a plinth, height 214cm.

Estimate: £600 - £800
Realised: £820