A rare mid 18th century Turkish market lantern clock with a quarter chiming carillon Isaac Rogers, London

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Lot 5
A rare mid 18th century Turkish market lantern clock with a quarter chiming carillon
Isaac Rogers, London

£ 4,000 - 6,000
US$ 5,400 - 8,000

Fine Clocks

16 Dec 2015, 14:00 GMT

London, New Bond Street

A rare mid 18th century Turkish market lantern clock with a quarter chiming carillon
Isaac Rogers, London
The bell strap supported on and surmounted by urn finials, with foliate scroll side frets and tapered Doric style pillars, the side doors with original crescent handles, the signed 10 inch break arch Turkish dial with crescent and foliage spandrels, beneath the silvered signature plate with running border, the three train weight driven movement with short pendulum verge escapement, striking the hours on the larger bell and the quarters on a rack of eight bells via a centrally mounted pinned barrel of 3.25 inch diameter 39cm (15.25in)

Footnotes

  • Loomes, 'Lantern Clocks and Their Makers', Mayfield Books 2008, page 493-494, notes that Rogers was a prolific maker of lantern clocks for the Turkish market citing several examples, but none have the additional complication of the chiming carillon.
    Musical lantern clocks were always a small part of the large and lucrative clock and watch trade with the Ottoman Empire, one that was jealously guarded from cheaper imports.
    White in 'English Clocks for the Eastern Market' AHS 2012, page 68 notes these imports often had forged signatures which Rogers, among others gave evidence of to a Parliamentary Committee set up to investigate the watch trade, saying 'The use of other names than that of the maker on clocks and watches is not only contrary to law, but also highly injurious to the trade in general, and particularly so to the individuals who practice such deceptions. In principle it is fraudulent and in practice it is illusory, and no permanent advantage can result from its use. Those who follow this pernicious practice are at best only endeavouring to raise a precarious trade on a false foundation'.
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A rare mid 18th century Turkish market lantern clock with a quarter chiming carillon Isaac Rogers, London
A rare mid 18th century Turkish market lantern clock with a quarter chiming carillon Isaac Rogers, London
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