A fine early 18th century ebony veneered quarter repeating table clock Daniel Quare, London No. 218 4

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A fine early 18th century ebony veneered quarter repeating table clock
Daniel Quare, London No. 218 4

Sold for £ 27,562 (US$ 35,561) inc. premium

Fine Clocks

19 Jun 2019, 14:00 BST

London, New Bond Street

A fine early 18th century ebony veneered quarter repeating table clock
Daniel Quare, London No. 218
The case surmounted by a knopped handle over a caddy top applied with four gilt metal urn finials and a pierced foliate mount to the front, the sides with rectangular glazed panels, break arch front door on a moulded base and block feet, the signed 5.5inch gilt brass break arch dial flanked by two subsidiary dials, the left for rise and fall regulation, the right strike/silent, surmounted by a larger secondary date dial over the silvered Roman and Arabic chapter ring with heart shaped half quarter marks enclosing the finely matted centre with mock pendulum aperture and blued steel hands. The plates united by five knopped pillars, both going and striking trains with wire fusees, the former terminating in a pivot escapement, the latter with rack strike on a main bell and hammer repeating the quarters on a run of six graduated bells. The lot is sold with 2 case keys and an associated winding key. 42.5cm (17ins) high. (4)

Footnotes

  • Daniel Quare a Quaker born in 1647, was admitted as Free Brother in the Clockmaker's Company in 1671 and served as Master in 1708. He later refused the office of Clockmaker to George I as his religion precluded him from swearing an oath of allegiance to the crown. Quare continued in business on his own until about 1715 when he took Stephen Horseman into partnership. He died in Croydon in 1724 and his business was carried on by Horseman until he fell into bankruptcy in 1733.

    The lot being offered for sale is documented and photographed in George Kenney's article in Antiquarian Horology, Number One, Volume Thirty Seven, March 2016, pp. 37-54 & Fig.14.

    The vendors family history reveals that this was purchased from M.Philip H. Scott Auctioneers, Northallerton on 10 May 1979 for £8,500. Previously sold in an anonymous London Auction room in 1969 for £2,450.
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A fine early 18th century ebony veneered quarter repeating table clock Daniel Quare, London No. 218 4
A fine early 18th century ebony veneered quarter repeating table clock Daniel Quare, London No. 218 4
A fine early 18th century ebony veneered quarter repeating table clock Daniel Quare, London No. 218 4
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