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A GEORGE III RED AND GILT JAPANNED STRIKING EIGHT DAY TABLE CLOCK FOR THE TURKISH MARKET
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A GEORGE III RED AND GILT JAPANNED STRIKING EIGHT DAY TABLE CLOCK FOR THE TURKISH MARKET

BENJAMIN BARBER, LONDON. CIRCA 1785

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A GEORGE III RED AND GILT JAPANNED STRIKING EIGHT DAY TABLE CLOCK FOR THE TURKISH MARKET
BENJAMIN BARBER, LONDON. CIRCA 1785
CASE: with brass handle to inverted bell top, glazed panels to the sides and wavy apron to the plinth, the interior surfaces partially cream-painted DIAL: brass dial with gilt-metal spandrels to silvered Turkish chapter ring, the centre painted with floral designs, also with date aperture and with recessed silvered signature reserve 'Benj. Barber/London', blued steel hands, the strike/silent ring to the arch also with painted centre MOVEMENT: with five pillars, twin line fusees, verge escapement and strike/trip repeat on bell, the back plate with open floral engraving around a crescent moon
18¾ in. (48 cm.) high, excluding handle; 10¾ in. (27.5 cm.) wide; 7 in. (18 cm.) deep

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Benjamin Barber is recorded at Deptford and at Red Lion Street, London, 1785-94. A japanned musical table for the Turkish market made by him is illustrated in R.C.R. Barder, The Georgian Bracket Clock 1714-1830, Woodbridge, 1993, p. 160, pl. 23.

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