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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 (71 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: £6,500.00

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 (71 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: £6,500.00

Ref: 1254

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