Clarke, George, London. Recorded as working from 1725, and Free of the Clockmakers' Company until 1787. A fine maker; one of his clocks was in the Wetherfield Collection (see Eric Bruton The Wetherfield Collection, NAG Press, London 1981, p.56 Fig.110). Another was seen by Lord Macartney in the Imperial Palace in Peking during his visit to the Emperor Quianlong in 1793 (see Allen H Weaving 'Clocks for the Emperor', Antiquarian Horology, Vol. XIX, No.4, Summer 1991, pp.380-382).
Clocks by Clarke are invariably of the highest quality and the present example is no exception.