An early 18th century ebony bracket clock with pull quarter repeat Jonathan Lowndes, London

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Lot 91
An early 18th century ebony bracket clock with pull quarter repeat
Jonathan Lowndes, London

Sold for £ 15,600 (US$ 19,889) inc. premium
An early 18th century ebony bracket clock with pull quarter repeat
Jonathan Lowndes, London
The caddy top with applied foliate scroll mounts to four sides, surmounted by the gilt tied bud handle and bordered by four small urn finials, the glazed door with a pierced foliate mask sound fret to the upper rail and pierced foliate key escutcheons, over the moulded plinth raised on four turned gilt feet, the 6.75 inch brass dial with cherub spandrels, signed silvered Roman and Arabic chapter ring and strike/not strike lever above XII, the matted centre with decorated mock pendulum and calendar apertures, ring turned winding holes and blued steel hands, the signed twin fusee movement with verge escapement, five knopped and finned pillars, pull quarter repeating on three bells and striking the hour on a fourth, the backplate engraved with profuse foliate scrolls centred on a nude male figure, over the signature cartouche. 38cm (15in)

Footnotes

  • A similar, but less decorated example was sold in these rooms on the 7th July 2009.
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