• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 2203

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe Including Carpets from The Corcoran Gallery of Art

    24 November 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 150

    A QUEEN ANNE EBONIZED AND BRASS-MOUNTED STRIKING TABLE CLOCK WITH PULL QUARTER REPEAT

    ROBERT HODGKIN, LONDON. CIRCA 1705/1710

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    A QUEEN ANNE EBONIZED AND BRASS-MOUNTED STRIKING TABLE CLOCK WITH PULL QUARTER REPEAT
    ROBERT HODGKIN, LONDON. CIRCA 1705/1710
    CASE: cushion-moulded top with foliate-tied handle and with foliate mounts to front, sides and rear, with conforming mounts to the front door rails and upper fret
    DIAL: rectangular brass dial with engraving to the upper borders flanking signature 'Robert Hodkin/London', probably later strike/not strike lever, with winged cherub spandrels to silvered chapter ring with fleur-de-lys half hour and diamond half quarter hour markers, matted centre with mock pendulum aperture, ringed winding holes and date aperture with engraving around, blued steel hands
    MOVEMENT: eight day with five ringed pillars and twin chain fusees, verge escapement (replaced crownwheel) with heart-shaped backcock, hour strike on bell and pull quarter repeat on five bells, the back plate engraved with foliage and with a winged cherub mask above a cartouche with repeat signature
    16½ in. (42 cm.) high, 10½ in. (26.5 cm.) wide, 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) deep


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    Robert Hodgkin is recorded in London circa 1705-1720.