14 October 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 4,375
Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 9,000
AN ITALIAN WALNUT LONGCASE CLOCK
THE ASSOCIATED LANTERN CLOCK MOVEMENT SIGNED GEO CLARKE LEADEN HALL STREET LONDON, THE CASE POSSIBLY VENETO, MID-18TH CENTURY
The arched bonnet with pierced fretwork sides and a glass door revealing the silvered brass and brass dial with Roman numerals, central single hand, central second hand alarm disc dial, the movement with verge escapement and countwheel strike and alarm on large bell above, set within a paneled box case with a domed door, conforming plinth
92½ in. (235 cm.) high, 13¼ in. (33.5 cm.) wide, 9¾ in. (25 cm.) deep
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George Clarke is recorded working on Leadenhall Street in 1725.
By repute, Marquis Pucci, Florence.
Bought from Guido Bartolozzi Antichita, Florence, in 1994.