14 October 2009
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
By repute, Marquis Pucci, Florence.
Bought from Guido Bartolozzi Antichita, Florence, in 1994.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
Laura E. Armstrong
Tel: + 1 212 636 2434
George Clarke is recorded working on Leadenhall Street in 1725.
As a major work by Pieter Brueghel the Younger is offered in London, Old Masters pictures specialist Alexis Ashot explores a remarkable family tree
Highlights from a sale of items from Rugby School’s collection include works by Lucas van Leyden and Correggio, medieval manuscripts and important antiquities
Specialist Will Strafford looks at some of the key names of the period, from Boulle to Riesener, Carlin, Cressent and Vandercruse
Our Head of Silver reflects on the importance of great mentors, and his most memorable finds across 28 years with the company
Offered on 6 December in London, Anthony van Dyck’s Portrait of Princess Mary, Daughter of King Charles I of England
Intriguing and affordable works by Goya, Guercino, Scolari, Aluisetti and Vico — offered in Christie’s online sale