A rare late 17th century ebonised thirty hour longcase clock in an architectural case  Daniel Quare, in Martins Le Grand, Londini fecit
Lot 101W
A rare late 17th century ebonised thirty hour longcase clock in an architectural case Daniel Quare, in Martins Le Grand, Londini fecit
Sold for £30,000 (US$ 48,151) inc. premium

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A rare late 17th century ebonised thirty hour longcase clock in an architectural case  Daniel Quare, in Martins Le Grand, Londini fecit
A rare late 17th century ebonised thirty hour longcase clock in an architectural case
Daniel Quare, in Martins Le Grand, Londini fecit
The case with triangular pediment supported on spirally twisted three-quarter columns to the front corner over a convex throat moulding, the long door with circular lenticle and two applied rectangular panels, the sides with similar panels on a matching base terminating in a plain plinth, the square brass dial outlined with a single unbroken line border to give an effective dial width of 9 and 5/8ths of an inch, the line enclosing a fully detailed and hatched tulip to each corner, the silvered Roman chapter ring with inner quarter hour track and fleur de lys half hour markers enclosing the fully engraved centre with the flowing copperplate signature set in a drapery cartouche issuing a flowing pattern of flowers and foliage, with single blued steel hand, the movement united by four knopped and finned pillars, anchor escapement and outside countwheel strike on the vertically mounted bell 2.13m (7ft) high.

Footnotes

  • Literature:
    Dawson, The Iden collection, Woodbridge 1987, p102-103.
    Britten. Old Clocks and Watches and their Makers,7th Edition, 1956,
    plate 62.
    Cescinsky Old English Master Clockmakers page 73.
    Provenance: The Iden Collection, Volume II, item number 37 until 1941.
    The Ullyett Collection.
    Sothebys Chester, 28th July 1988, lot 2648.
    A similar thirty hour movement by Daniel Quare, but not quarter chiming,was sold in these rooms 15th December 2009, lot 113 for £12,300. A thirty hour clock alarm and similar dial by Andrew Prime circa 1670 is illustrated in Horological Masterworks, Ticehurst, 2003, Exhibit 21.
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