AN IMPRESSIVE EBONY TURNTABLE CLOCK WITH KEYHOLE BACKPLATE Daniel Quare, London, circa 1706

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Lot 107
AN IMPRESSIVE EBONY TURNTABLE CLOCK WITH KEYHOLE BACKPLATE
Daniel Quare, London, circa 1706

£ 80,000 - 120,000
US$ 100,000 - 150,000
AN IMPRESSIVE EBONY TURNTABLE CLOCK WITH KEYHOLE BACKPLATE
Daniel Quare, London, circa 1706
The case
The stepped caddy top surmounted by four urn finials , the uppermost example larger in size and set on a plinth with scroll supports, further mounted with ribbons, floral swags and winged cherubs heads, the centre front mount with a central vacant cartouche flanked by cherubs in flight, the architrave set to all four sides with a repousse mount backed by red silk and interspersed by lions head mounts, on Doric columns to a stepped base on gadrooned feet, further set on a turntable base.

The dial
6 and 5/8ths of an inch wide by 7 1/2 inches high and signed in a reserve along the top edge, above XII, flanked by pierced mounts and the twin subsidiaries for rise-and-fall regulation and strike/not strike, each smaller dial within an unusual cast bezel with triangular top section, the silvered Roman and Arabic chapter ring with minute band framing the elaborate meeting-arrowhead half hour markers and inner quarter hour track to the finely matted centre with mock pendulum and date apertures, and blued steel hands.

The movement
The twin gut fusee movement of twelve day duration, set between two plates united by six knopped and finned pillars, with pivoted verge escapement and rack strike on a bell, the quarter repeat acting on a separate bell, the rise and fall through a fine and unusual geared rack, the hammer operated by a separate arbor with a slip linkage system, the striking with a flirt action snail and a locking piece for the rack hook released at the first turn of the gathering pallet, the under dial with small but significant features the quarter repeat acting on a separate bell. Further set with a (replaced) engraved backplate with wheatear border framing a central vase of flowers over a Green Man mask within strapwork and foliate scrolls, with additional signed apron. Together with two case keys with a British Museum tag.
62 cms (24.5ins) high.

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    R.A Lee (Fine Arts) Ltd. Advertised in Antiquarian Horology, Volume 18, page 366 "A most unusual Queen Anne table clock made by Daniel Quare of London. The case work is of similar design to those cases made for clocks by Thomas Tompion."
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AN IMPRESSIVE EBONY TURNTABLE CLOCK WITH KEYHOLE BACKPLATE Daniel Quare, London, circa 1706
AN IMPRESSIVE EBONY TURNTABLE CLOCK WITH KEYHOLE BACKPLATE Daniel Quare, London, circa 1706
AN IMPRESSIVE EBONY TURNTABLE CLOCK WITH KEYHOLE BACKPLATE Daniel Quare, London, circa 1706
AN IMPRESSIVE EBONY TURNTABLE CLOCK WITH KEYHOLE BACKPLATE Daniel Quare, London, circa 1706
AN IMPRESSIVE EBONY TURNTABLE CLOCK WITH KEYHOLE BACKPLATE Daniel Quare, London, circa 1706
AN IMPRESSIVE EBONY TURNTABLE CLOCK WITH KEYHOLE BACKPLATE Daniel Quare, London, circa 1706
AN IMPRESSIVE EBONY TURNTABLE CLOCK WITH KEYHOLE BACKPLATE Daniel Quare, London, circa 1706
AN IMPRESSIVE EBONY TURNTABLE CLOCK WITH KEYHOLE BACKPLATE Daniel Quare, London, circa 1706
AN IMPRESSIVE EBONY TURNTABLE CLOCK WITH KEYHOLE BACKPLATE Daniel Quare, London, circa 1706
AN IMPRESSIVE EBONY TURNTABLE CLOCK WITH KEYHOLE BACKPLATE Daniel Quare, London, circa 1706
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