A rare early 17th century lantern clock Unsigned
Lot 78
A rare early 17th century lantern clock Unsigned
Sold for £23,750 (US$ 38,119) inc. premium

Lot Details
A rare early 17th century lantern clock
Unsigned
The lugged bell supported by the substantial bell strap (finial lacking), over cross hatch engraved strapwork frets between round shouldered urn finials with raised bands, over tapered pillars and plain side doors, on ball feet with raised central bands, the 5.75 inch silvered Roman dial with simple 'T' half hour markers on the outer edge, the dial centre engraved with egg and dart motifs bordering the silvered alarm setting dial with conforming decoration, the weight driven movement re-converted to balance wheel escapement, with plain hammer spring and shaped hammer stop, the iron backplate with spikes and alarm work. 32cm (12.5in)

Footnotes

  • Similar examples are illustrated in Brian Loomes 'Lantern Clocks and Their Makers', Mayfield Books, 2008, pages 20-25., in particular figure 2.34 which has similar half hour markers on the outer edge of the chapter ring and a comparable strapwork fret.
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