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    Sale 2782

    LIECHTENSTEIN: Property from the Collection of the Princely House of Liechtenstein.

    1 April 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 277

    AN ENGLISH BRASS LANTERN CLOCK FOR THE TURKISH MARKET

    MARKWICK MARKHAM, LONDON. LATE 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    AN ENGLISH BRASS LANTERN CLOCK FOR THE TURKISH MARKET
    MARKWICK MARKHAM, LONDON. LATE 18TH CENTURY
    The break arch dial with foliate spandrels to brass turkish dial, matted centre, steel hour hand (minute hand lacking), signed on a disc to the arch Markwick Markham London, short duration movement, verge escapement (lacking verge and pendulum), countwheel strike on bell above (lacking doors and backplate); incomplete, some alterations
    38 cm. high


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    This clock has Turkish numerals on its dial and was part of the large group of clocks made in the 18th century and intended for export to the Near East, the Turkish Empire and Persia. There was a considerable trade in the 18th century of London clock makers selling their clocks abroad. 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

    Schloss Vaduz, Liechtenstein, 1945.
    Vienna, 2007.