A GEORGE I EBONISED STRIKING LONGCASE CLOCK
A GEORGE I EBONISED STRIKING LONGCASE CLOCK
A GEORGE I EBONISED STRIKING LONGCASE CLOCK
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A GEORGE I EBONISED STRIKING LONGCASE CLOCK

SAMUEL STEVENS, LONDON, WITH ASSOCIATED CASE

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A GEORGE I EBONISED STRIKING LONGCASE CLOCK
SAMUEL STEVENS, LONDON, WITH ASSOCIATED CASE
The case with brackets below the hood and double plinth to the base raised on claw and ball feet, the 12 inch brass dial with calendar aperture to the matted centre, the silvered chapter ring signed 'Sam Stevens / London', subsidiary seconds ring, the eight-day movement with recoil anchor escapement, five finned pillars and internal countwheel
107 in. (271.7 cm.) high; 21in. (53.4 cm.) wide; 11 ¾ in. (29.8 cm.) deep
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Specified lots (sold and unsold) marked with a filled square not collected from Christie’s, 8 King Street, London SW1Y 6QT by 5.00pm on the day of the sale will, at our option, be removed to Crozier Park Royal (details below). Christie’s will inform you if the lot has been sent offsite. If the lot is transferred to Crozier Park Royal, it will be available for collection on the third business day after the sale. Please call Christie’s Client Service 24 hours in advance to book a collection time at Crozier Park Royal. All collections from Crozier Park Royal will be by pre-booked appointment only. Tel: +44 (0)20 7839 9060 Email: cscollectionsuk@christies.com. If the lot remains at Christie’s, 8 King Street, it will be available for collection on any working day (not weekends) from 9.00am to 5.00pm

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Lot Essay

There are two makers of this name recorded working at this time, father and son. Samuel Snr. was apprenticed in 1672 to the well-known maker Edward Stanton, becoming free of the Clockmaker's Company in 1680 when he was known to be working in Grub Street, London. His son Samuel Jnr. was apprenticed in 1699 and was a member of the Clockmaker's Company from 1706 until 1718.

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