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    Sale 7604

    Important Clocks and Marine Chronometers

    1 July 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 42

    A George II miniature gilt-brass mounted tortoiseshell eight day striking bracket clock on wall bracket, for the Ottoman market

    THE CASE AND DIAL EARLY 18TH CENTURY AND SIGNED R. PECKOVER, LONDON. MOVEMENT EARLY 19TH CENTURY AND SIGNED JAMES HOW, KENT

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    A George II miniature gilt-brass mounted tortoiseshell eight day striking bracket clock on wall bracket, for the Ottoman market
    The case and dial early 18th Century and signed R. Peckover, London. Movement early 19th Century and signed James How, Kent
    The case with foliate gilt-brass handle to the brass-bound caddy top with gilt-brass pierced and engraved foliate sound frets to all sides, later urn finials to all angles above gilt-brass moulding, gilt-brass lined doors and conforming glazed side panels, the 3 in. wide brass dial with silver spandrels to silvered chapter ring with Turkish numerals, signed R. Peckover/LONDON on applied silvered plaque to the matted centre, rolling Turkish moon to the arch, blued steel hands, the later movement with five ring-turned pillars, twin chain fusees, anchor escapement and rack strike on gong, signed James How/Bromley KENT on the back plate; with original gilt-brass bound wall bracket, winding key
    The clock--10½ in. (27 cm.) high, handle down; the bracket--4 in. (10 cm.) high


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    Richard Peckover is recorded working in Change Alley in 1735 and at the Royal Exchange in 1751. It is believed he took over Quare and Horseman's business in 1733. A miniature gilt-metal eight day striking table clock by him is illustrated in E. Bruton, The Wetherfield Collection of Clocks, London, 1981, p.105, plate 49.

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