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    Sale 2796

    The P.C. Spaans Collection of Important European Clocks

    19 December 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 443

    A George III small brass timepiece arch dial lantern clock with alarm


    Price Realised  


    A George III small brass timepiece arch dial lantern clock with alarm
    Edward Blowers, Beccles. Third quarter 18th Century
    With plain brass side frets, brass rear plate and brass side doors (one later, one lacking), iron hoop and spurs, the 10.5 cm. (4¼ in.) wide brass dial with foliate spandrels to brass Roman chapter ring with diamond half hour markers, matted centre with alarm-setting disc and single blued steel hand, signed on a disc in the arch Edward/Blowers/Beccles, the short duration movement with verge escapement and alarm on bell above; some alterations
    21.5 cm. high

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    George White, English Lantern Clocks, Woodbridge, 1989, pp.294-295.
    Edward Blowers (1730-1812) succeeded his father, also Edward, circa 1762 and retired in 1787. White refers to these miniature timepieces as 'hybrid' lantern clocks. Diamond half hour markers appeared as early as 1720 but became more widely used in the provinces circa 1750 (White, p.314).

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