An exceptionally fine and rare early 18th century faux-tortoiseshell and Chinoiserie decorated miniature longcase clock Manley, Norwich

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Lot 87TP
An exceptionally fine and rare early 18th century faux-tortoiseshell and Chinoiserie decorated miniature longcase clock
Manley, Norwich

Sold for £ 21,937 (US$ 28,817) inc. premium

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19 Jun 2019, 14:00 BST

London, New Bond Street

An exceptionally fine and rare early 18th century faux-tortoiseshell and Chinoiserie decorated miniature longcase clock
Manley, Norwich
The stepped caddy top surmounted by three gilt wood finials over pierced fretwork between elaborate mouldings, the trunk door with half round moulding and brass bezel to the lenticle, with panel base with kickboard and squat gilt ball feet, decorated all over with raised gilt Chinoiserie figures within landscapes under a cloudy sky, each side decorated with birds in flight over flowers and reeds. The dial measuring 7 inches square with engraved wheatear border framing the winged cherub head spandrels and silvered Roman and Arabic chapter ring with elaborate half-quarter marks and half hour marks, the finely matted centre with subsidiary seconds dial and decorated chamfered date aperture, with oringal blued steel hands. The weight driven movement with plates united by four knopped and finned pillars, each train of four wheels, the going with anchor escapement, striking with inside countwheel acting on the bell above. 188cms (6ft 2ins) to the uppermost finial. Maximum width of base 30.5cms. Width of trunk 28.5cms.

Footnotes

  • Literature: Robinson, The Longcase Clock, Antiques Collectors Club, 1981, p. 124 and figure 6/4.

    Manley of Norwich was working from 1702 until his death in 1722.
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An exceptionally fine and rare early 18th century faux-tortoiseshell and Chinoiserie decorated miniature longcase clock Manley, Norwich
An exceptionally fine and rare early 18th century faux-tortoiseshell and Chinoiserie decorated miniature longcase clock Manley, Norwich
An exceptionally fine and rare early 18th century faux-tortoiseshell and Chinoiserie decorated miniature longcase clock Manley, Norwich
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