A fine and rare late 18th century ormolu-mounted tortoiseshell musical table clock of small size Markwick, Markham and Perigal, London

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Lot 124
A fine and rare late 18th century ormolu-mounted tortoiseshell musical table clock of small size
Markwick, Markham and Perigal, London
Sold for £ 42,500 (US$ 56,307) inc. premium

Fine Clocks

12 Dec 2018, 14:00 GMT

London, New Bond Street

Lot Details
A fine and rare late 18th century ormolu-mounted tortoiseshell musical table clock of small size Markwick, Markham and Perigal, London
A fine and rare late 18th century ormolu-mounted tortoiseshell musical table clock of small size
Markwick, Markham and Perigal, London
The cupola top surmounted by an urn finial over four silk-backed lattice panels, with four matching finials over reeded pilasters set on protruding corners terminating in twin-scroll supports, each moulded section interspersed by an ormolu band, the sides with applied ormolu sound panels cast with flowers and foliage within scrollwork

the 4.25 inch arched dial with three white enamel dials; the two smaller ones in the arch for Chime/Not Chime and tune selection (comprising Samahe, Uschae Devir, Beni Saikit and Sabac Hafif), the main dial with Turkish numerals and pierced and engraved gilt hands, all set within a silvered engine turned mask decorated with blue and green enamel flowerheads and foliage

the triple gut fusee movement with thick plates united by seven knopped pillars, the backplate signed in a foliate cartouche and further decorated with a basket of fruit and symmetrical scrolls, the verge escapement originally on a knife edge, rack striking the hours on a single bell and playing a tune every three hours on a run of eight bells and twelve hammers



41.5cms (16ins) high.

Footnotes

  • A very similar clock was sold in these rooms 14th December 2016, lot 69.

    Literature:
    A similar clock playing identical tunes by Markwick, Markham & Perigal with cupola case, blue and green decorated dial and four tunes is illustrated in Ord-Hume, 'The Musical Clock', Mayfield Books, Plate IV/22. Another similar by Markwick, Markham & Borrell is illustrated in White, English Clocks for the Eastern Markets, AHS 2012, Fig 9.17.
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