An early 18th century month going seaweed marquetry longcase clock Thomas Cartwright, Royal Exchange, Londini fecit
Lot 72W
An early 18th century month going seaweed marquetry longcase clock
Thomas Cartwright, Royal Exchange, Londini fecit
Sold for £8,750 (US$ 13,710) inc. premium

Lot Details
An early 18th century month going seaweed marquetry longcase clock
Thomas Cartwright, Royal Exchange, Londini fecit
The front of the stepped caddy inlaid with interlaced foliate scrolls over twin sound frets and Doric columns, the long trunk door centred by a lenticle within a D-moulded edge, the base panel with matching decoration on a concave moulded skirt, the 12 inch square brass dial with wheatear engraved border enclosing crown and cherub spandrels, the signed silvered Roman and Arabic chapter ring with half-quarter marks, the matted centre with seconds dial, ringed winding squares and chamfered engraved date aperture, the movement with five knopped and finned pillars (the centre latched) with anchor escapement and outside countwheel strike on the bell, with twin brass clad weights. 2.36m (7ft 9ins) high.

Footnotes

  • Little is known about this maker, but Brian Loomes notes in "The Early Clockmakers of Great Britain", NAG Press 1981, page 136, that he was born circa 1679 and was apprenticed to Christopher Gould between 1693 and 1700, but unusually does not appear to have been made free of the Clockmakers' Company, although he may have been made free of the Masons' Company. He is believed to have died in 1741.
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