• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 7830

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe

    21 January 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 14

    A WILLIAM AND MARY GILT-BRASS MOUNTED EBONISED EIGHT DAY TIMEPIECE TABLE CLOCK WITH PULL QUARTER REPEAT

    JONATHAN LOWNDES, LONDON. CIRCA 1695

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    A WILLIAM AND MARY GILT-BRASS MOUNTED EBONISED EIGHT DAY TIMEPIECE TABLE CLOCK WITH PULL QUARTER REPEAT
    JONATHAN LOWNDES, LONDON. CIRCA 1695
    CASE: cast scroll handle to gilt-brass repoussé basket top, rectangular glazed side panels, on bun feet, rear door reveneered DIAL: 6½ in. square gilt-brass and silvered dial with winged cherub mask spandrels, matted centre and blued steel hands (replaced) MOVEMENT: five vase-turned latched pillars, single line fusee, reinstated verge escapement and reinstated pull quarter repeat on two bells, repeating via runners to both sides, scored line border to the thistle-engraved back plate signed 'Jonathan Lowndes/London' on a swag, secured with a single bolt through the base; two winding keys, case key
    12½ in. (32 cm.) high; handle down, 9 in. (23 cm.) wide; 6¼ in. (16 cm.) deep


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    Jonathan Lowndes (born circa 1657) was made Freeman of the Clockmakers' Company in 1680 and is recorded at The Dial in Pall Mall from 1683. There is no record of him after 1702. A single basket top table clock by him is illustrated by Eric Bruton in The Wetherfield Collection, London, 1981, p. 92. A striking table clock by Lowndes was sold anonymously Christie's London, 14 June 2000, lot 52.

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