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Lot No. 612 (89th Auction)
John Clowes, Londini fecit, Height 300 mm, circa 1680

An early, small ebonised bracket clock with half hour self strike and date
Case: ebonized wood, stepped, moulded, rectangular body, gilt bun feet, glazed on all sides, cushion shaped gilt-brass top, open worked and florally decorated and surmounted by a gilt-brass handle. Dial: square brass dial with winged cherub spandrels, applied silvered chapter ring with inlaid radial Roman hours, date aperture at "6", matted centre, pierced blued steel hands. Movm.: rectangular shaped brass movement, florally engraved, signed, twin gut/fusee, 2 hammers / 2 bells, moulded movement pillars, locking plate, verge escapement, short pendulum.

John Clowes
John Clowes was free of the Clockmakers Company in 1672 and made a "warden", or officer of the company in 1713. He is recorded as making a "rich pendulum weekly clock for the King".
Source: Brian Loomes, "Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World, London 2006, p. 160.
Estimate  16,000 - 20,000 €

Price Realised  26,100 €
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