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QUARE & HORSEMAN, N° 178. An exceptionally rare miniature lantern clock by this famous partnership.

QUARE & HORSEMAN, N° 178. An exceptionally rare miniature lantern clock by this famous partnership. QUARE & HORSEMAN, N° 178. An exceptionally rare miniature lantern clock by this famous partnership. QUARE & HORSEMAN, N° 178. An exceptionally rare miniature lantern clock by this famous partnership. QUARE & HORSEMAN, N° 178. An exceptionally rare miniature lantern clock by this famous partnership.
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QUARE & HORSEMAN, N° 178. An exceptionally rare miniature lantern clock by this famous partnership.

Origin
London
Date
circa 1710-1715

An exceptionally rare miniature lantern clock by this famous partnership. The short duration movement retains its original crown wheel verge escapement and alarm train. The brass top plate of the movement extends at the back to act as a wall hanging hoop and it has its original spurs at the base.

The 3 ½ x 5 inch arched brass dial has winged cherub corner spandrels and a raised arched plaque at the top for the maker’s signature which is set above a central bust.   Within the matted dial centre behind the blued steel single hand, there is a Tudor Rose engraved alarm disc.

The clock is scratch numbered 178 to the back of the arch dial plate and the birdcage movement has detachable brass doors to each side.

Height: 5 in (12.75 cm)

Width: 3 ½ in (9 cm)

Depth: 7 in (17.75 cm) including hoop and spurs

Daniel Quare like his great rival Thomas Tompion was not only an important clockmaker but also a very successful businessman. They did not only make grand longcases and table clocks for their wealthy clients, they also produced a small number of lantern clocks of various dimensions either for the servants quarters of their owners or some as travelling or pantry alarm timepieces. This miniature alarm timepiece is in wonderfully original condition and is a rare survivor.

HW6000

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