Rare 1/4 hour striking, early 18th C 8" arched brass dial with gilt spandrels and silvered chapter ring surrounding a matted centre, the arch with silvered name plaque fronting a weight-driven posted frame movement with verge escapement surmounted by two bells, the larger suspended by brass bell straps topped by a turned finial 40cm high. Original.
£3,950. Oiled / runs.
Foot note: (B.Loomes - Clockmakers of Britain 1286-1700)
‘TOMLINSON, WILLIAM. London. He was born about 1673 and made a Free Brother in the Clockmakers' Company in July 1699. He was a Quaker watchmaker of Miles Lane, London, described as the son of Thornas Tomlinson of Crosmoore, Lancashire, yeoman. In 1748 Master of the Clockmakers' Company Died March 1750 aged about 77’
A rare early lantern clock surmounted by a large bell supported on a brass bell strap above a tulip engraved dial with a 6.25" roman chapter ring fronting a weight driven movement with tapered pinions. Originally with balance escapement, now with conversion to anchor escapement but retaining the original two independent weight driven trains. Original alarm disk secured to the dial plate (alarm removed for anchor conversion). Old / engraved replaced doors. Rare arch nameplate patterned dolphin fret with signature (only other like it I’ve seen was on a Fromanteel lantern clock). 36.5cm high. Complete with weights / pendulum, and can be reconverted to balance at additional cost. Dial can be resilvered free of charge.
£3,900. Oiled / runs
Footnote: (B.Loomes -Clockmakers of Britain 1286-1700)
‘QUELCH, RICHARD (I). Oxford. Beeson records that
he was born about 1594, (maybe baptised in 1597 at
Hurley, Oxfordshire, son of Richard Quelch) in
Wallingford, Berkshire, the son of Richard Quelch. He
was apprenticed in August 1608 to Triumph de St Paule
of Oxford, where he was freed in September 1616. He
took as apprentice in 1650 Martin Quelch (passed on
Richard's death to Richard (II), je September 1652). He
was succeeded by his sons Iohn, Martin and Richard. He
died in the autumn of 1652. See my article in
magazine, October 2010.
QUELCH, RICHARD (II). Oxford. He was the son of
Richard Quelch (I), and had been apprenticed under his
father but was made free in November 1652 shordy after
his father's death. He was married in 1655 at St Michael's
Oxford to Ann Right. In 1657 he was agent in Oxford for
the Fifth Monarchy men (Anabaptists). He took as
apprentices: 1652 Martin Quelch, his brodie; 1652 Cohn
Quelch, his brother, 1657 Thomas Creed; 1663 Iarnes
Browne; 1667 William Fowler. He is believed to have been
buried at All Saints church in Oxford in 1670. A watch is
recorded by him and he is said to have made lantern clocks.
See my article in Clocks magazine, October 2010.’
AN ORIGINAL LATE 17TH CENTURY EBONISED TABLE CLOCK by James Clowes, Londini fecit
The case with caddy top with a substantial knopped handle over rectangular glazed side apertures on a moulded base and block feet, the 8 inch dial with winged cherub's head spandrels framing the silvered Roman chapter ring with Arabic minute band, the matted centre with blued-steel hands ringed winding squares decorated and chamfered date aperture, signed along the lower edge in a flowing script, secured to the movement via three latched dial feet, the six knopped and finned pillars similarly latched, the twin train gut fusee movement with early-style pinned barrels, knife-edge verge escapement, and numbered outside countwheel strike on a vertically-mounted bell, the backplate signed in a horizontal line amid a series of symmetrical foliate scrolls, within a shaded wheatear border. Ticking and striking, together with a case key and an associated winding key. 43cm (16 1/2ins) high (3)