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    Sale 5971

    An English Look - Robert Kime, Piers von Westenholz, David Bedale and James Graham-Stewart

    8 July 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 256

    A GEORGE III BRASS STRIKING LANTERN CLOCK FOR THE TURKISH MARKET

    BY MARKWICK MARKHAM, LONDON, CIRCA 1780

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    A GEORGE III BRASS STRIKING LANTERN CLOCK FOR THE TURKISH MARKET
    BY MARKWICK MARKHAM, LONDON, CIRCA 1780
    The 8in. brass dial signed on a disc to the arch 'Markwick Markham', steel hands (minute hand lacking), signed on a disc to the arch, short duration movement with verge escapement (verge and pendulum lacking and countwheel strike on bell above (lacking doors and backplate); incomplete, some alterations, with two brass weights
    15¾in. (40cm.) high


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    This clock was manufactured in the 18th century for export to the Near East, the Turkish Empire and Persia. The partnership of James Markwick and Robert Markham is recorded in London between circa 1725 and 1805. They specialized in clocks and watches for Turkey.

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    Provenance

    The Princely House of Liechtenstien, sold Christie's Amsterdam, 1 April 2008, lot 277.