'Joseph Windmills - London' Standard Size Verge Pendulum Lantern Clock c 1710

From a long term collection, an excellent example of a good J.Windmills lantern clock from about 1710.  Few alterations. Replaced doors and back. Full condition report upon request. 

According to J.A. Neale, author of 'Joseph and Thomas Windmills' this is 1 of 19 known lantern clocks by Joseph (Thomas made none), and only 1 of 5 non-alarm, two train rear verge pendulum lanterns known to date.

SOLD (£3600. restored)

An Ebony Bracket Clock by Thos. Windmills London c 1715 - Rare Time Strike + Alarm

A George I ebony and brass mounted bracket clock by Thomas Windmills, London circa 1715, the case with brass carry handle to inverted bell-top, over two glazed side panels flanking arched brass dial, signed to the silvered chapter ring 'Windmills London', having Arabic and Roman numerals, pierced blue steeled hands, within cast gilt brass cherub mask spandrels, the arch having silvered calendar dial, the matted centre with alarm dial, mock pendulum aperture and single winding hole, further winding hole to chapter ring at 5 o'clock driving an eight day verge movement with alarm and striking train on two separate bells, the backplate signed Tho Windmills London. Clock dial, movement and case all appear to belong together. Very early (4) glass.

Offered in running, operating condition, and dial resilvering will be provided; additional restoration services available.

This is a rare example of the makers alarm work (3 known); this clock and topic appears in the J.A.Neale's book 'Joesph and Thomas Windmills'.  Known provenance, last sold at Phillips auction house London June 1998

Detailed Condition Report availible upon request.


SOLD  (£5100. restored)

Early Square Dial Lantern Clock 'John fFordham-Dunmowe Fecit' c 1710

An early 18th century square dialled lantern clock with the rope driven thirty-hour weight driven movement striking the hours on a bell with an outside countwheel, the seven-inch square dial with pierced brass fret depicting mythical sea creatures surrounded by leaves, the silvered chapter ring with roman numerals / early 1/2 hour markers, and makers name ‘John Ffordham Dunmowe Fecit’, the brass dial plate with engraved stylised leaf decoration and with single polished steel hand, raised on four ball feet with hanging pendulum and single lead weight. Original anchor escapement. Includes a bespoke oak wall bracket.

A good, early anchor lantern from a noted Essex maker (pre numbering).

Cleaned, oiled, and running.  Original steel and wheel work.



Square Dial, London Lantern Clock 'John Andrews' c 1700

A brass lantern clock with the original thirty-hour weight driven movement striking the hours on a bell with an outside countwheel, the seven-inch square dial having a silvered chapter ring engraved with black Roman hour numerals, meeting-arrow-head half-hour markera and signed J. Andrews, London, with floral engraving to the dial edge, a matted centre, cast-brass cherub-head spandrels to the four corners and a single steel hand, the brass case with pillars to the four corners surmounted by cast finials, with engraved front fret. Original iron back, 

Original verge pendulum. Separate train winding on individual ropes / weights. Hoop and Spike.

Cleaned and sympathetically restored.


'Jos. Windmills - London' Rare 30-Hour 10 Inch Square Dial Lantern Movement

Original verge pendulum escapement and throughout. 

Very fine condition. No mechanical restorations. In working order.

Circa 1700


SOLD  ...and subsequently fit to the original period case shown!

'John Ebsworth - London' Rare 30-hour 10 Inch Square Dial Lantern Movement

Original early anchor escapement and throughout. Very fine condition.  

No mechanical restorations or alterations. Working order.

Circa 1695


SOLD with Period replica walnut case (1970s)

'Rimbault Jr. - London' Rare Striking Miniature Lantern Clock with Alarm

A very rare example of a full striking Alarm with verge pendulum.  Original throughout.  

Important maker of the finest musical clocks available.  High grade.

No Restorations or mechanical alterations.  Very fine condition.  In working order.

Circa 1740




A Charles II style miniature lantern timepiece with alarm

The posted frame surmounted by a turned finial and four straps above the bell, with four vase-shaped finials and with three pierced dolphin frets, the front fret engraved with foliage, above the dial with 3¼ in. silvered chapter ring, engraved with quarter and half-hour markers, inscribed 'Hen Aske Londini Fecit', the dial plate with tulip engraving, silvered alarm disc and single steel hand, the movement with verge escapement, bob pendulum and alarm train, within two brass hinged side doors, on turned feet

23cm. high. With bracket.  



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