• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 7841

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe

    29 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 128

    A GEORGE III BLACK JAPANNED EIGHT DAY TAVERN CLOCK

    JOSEPH QUARTERMAINE, AYLESBURY. CIRCA 1780

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE III BLACK JAPANNED EIGHT DAY TAVERN CLOCK
    JOSEPH QUARTERMAINE, AYLESBURY. CIRCA 1780
    CASE: rectangular trunk with small carved ears (part lacking), gilt-signed 'Jos. Quartermaine/AYLSBURY.', the trunk door decorated with gilt chinoiserie DIAL: 25 in. diameter white painted dial with moulded surround, cut steel hands MOVEMENT: five ringed pillars and anchor escapement; pendulum, weight
    59½ in (151 cm.) high; 29½ in. (75 cm.) wide; 9 in. (23 cm.) deep


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    Joseph Quartermaine is recorded working in Aylesbury 1781-1804. Circular dial tavern clocks of related design are illustrated in R.E. Rose, English Dial Clocks, Woodbridge, 1978, pp. 69-74.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF AN INSTITUTION