(, London clockmaker from 1718- 1750)
A George II stained fruitwood and brass mounted musical table clock, case with gilt-brass finals and brass handle to the top, openwork brass side panels, brass dial with floral basket and scroll spandrels openwork corner ornaments, silvered Roman and Arabic chapter ring, matted centre with mock pendulum and date apertures, cut blue steel hands, with strike/silent ring to the arch, the eight days movement, verge escapement, a strike bell, pull quarter repeat on six bells, the back plate elaborately engraved around the signature 'Godfrie Poy, London. England, mid-18th century. H. 44 cm. W. 25 cm. D. 17 cm.
Godfrie Poy is mentioned in Britten's Old Clocks and Watches and Their Makers as having worked in London between the years of 1718 and 1750. He was known for fine high quality workmanship, clearly seen in the fine beautiful engraving work and gilt finish of the movement in this example. He was also known for having made a timepiece in the 1720s for the Prince of Wales, later to become King George II. His timepieces have been found in the personal collection of the Tsar of Russia at the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg.