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JOHN CLOWES. A very original William III period gilt-mounted striking table clock with pull quarter-repeat by this famous maker.

JOHN CLOWES.  A very original William III period gilt-mounted striking table clock with pull quarter-repeat by this famous maker. JOHN CLOWES.  A very original William III period gilt-mounted striking table clock with pull quarter-repeat by this famous maker. JOHN CLOWES.  A very original William III period gilt-mounted striking table clock with pull quarter-repeat by this famous maker.
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JOHN CLOWES. A very original William III period gilt-mounted striking table clock with pull quarter-repeat by this famous maker.

Origin
London
Date
circa 1700

A very original William III period gilt-mounted striking table clock with pull quarter-repeat by this famous maker.

The ebonised case has repoussé gilt-brass mounts to the front door and an exquisitely finished basket-top with carrying handle and four brass urn finials.

The six pillar double fusee verge movement has a beautifully engraved backplate and apron and strikes each hour together with a pull quarter repeat on a further five bells. It is most unusual that the maker’s signature John Clowes London is engraved on the top of the elaborate brass fretted backcock.

The 7-inch square dial has winged cherub corner mounts, mock pendulum aperture and inset datework and a silvered and engraved chapter ring. The reverse of the dial displays an exhibition label from the British Clockmakers’ Heritage Exhibition/Cat No:- 132/Science Museum London 1952.

Height: 14 ½ in (37 cm) excluding handle

Height: 16 in (40.4 cm) including handle

Width: 10 ½ in (26.5 cm)

Depth: 6 ¾ in (17 cm)

* John Clowes was born in 1651 and made Freeman of the Clockmakers’ Company in 1672/3, later becoming Assistant Warden in 1708. He became a well known maker and had a number of fine apprentices, among them William Sellars, Richard Rooker and Francis Gregg. He died circa 1713/14.

His longcases and bracket clocks can be found in some of the finest private and museum collections worldwide. The movement of this clock is discussed at great length in Early English Clocks by Dawson, Drover and Parkes and illustrated on plates 570 - 576.

Reference: Dawson, Drover & Parkes, Early English Clocks pp 401, 405-406, pls. 570-576

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