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18th C French Lantern Clock

Here is a good mid to late 18th C, full sized, anonymous French lantern clock with original verge pendulum. converted to chain drive decades ago, but includes original rope drive pulleys which could be reinstated.

30 hour time send bell striking in hour and the half.  Replaced side frets.  Includes period weight. Running and operational with resilvered dial. Additional service / overhaul availabl.

£950 (a most excellent value)

Mid 17th C London Lantern Clock 'Ed Bayley - Londoni'

A brass lantern clock signed Edward Bailey, Londini

The bell strap with urn finial, raised on four conforming supports between foliate frets, the foremost engraved, over tapered pillars and plain side doors, raised on ball feet, the 6 inch dial with Roman chapter ring, the dial plate engraved with naive flowers and foliage centred on a Tudor rose and iron hand, the weight driven movement with verge balance escapement, shaped hammer stop and countwheel strike to the bell. 39cm (15.25in). Real nice early lantern wheel work and tapered arbors.

(maker text courtesy of B.Loomes-Clockmakers of Britain 1286-1700)

SOLD (£4740 Delivered)

'John Ebsworth - New Cheapside, London' Lantern Clock C1680

A real nice full sized lantern clock by John Ebsworth. Originally balance escapement this has been converted to anchor as most of them were. The clock is available as is (running and operational) or fully restored (overhauled and including a replacement alarm disk).  The clock has its original iron back (alarm portion removed tfor pendulum conversion).  Includes weights and pendulum.

£4890. Currently being restored. Available mid-October

Rare Small Size London Lantern Clock 'Thos. Parker Londini Fecit' c1680

A rare London lantern clock of small size, in between standard size and miniature, signed 'Thos Parker, Londoni Fecit'. Original bell strap with urn finial with conforming finials between foliate frets, the signed 4.5" Roman dial with cruciform half hour markers, the twin train weight driven movement with verge escapement, countwheel strike and shaped steel hammer stop. Supplied with later wooden bracket. 27cm high.

Thomas Parker was freed 1669 and worked until ~1684. Restored.

SOLD (£3190)

7 Inch Square Dial London Lantern clock c1690 by 'Francis Stamper-London' - Victorian Fusee

This original case was refitted with a quality chain driven 8-day fusee movement circa 1870; the original top and bottom plates fitted with polished brass covers, and matching doors at that time. This clock retains the original single hand and alarm disk.

The clock remains a single handed clock indicating the hours to the nearest 1/4 hour; the minute hand shaft has a black knurled nut allowing the hourly passing strike to be synchronised and time set.  It never had a minute hand fitted and so retains the original lantern look unlike those refitted with a minute hand. Includes a key.

Stamper was apprenticed to Samuel Davis, freed / working 1675-1700. 

SOLD (good value at £590)

Miniature Square Dial Lantern Clock 'Markwick - London' c 1690

A rare miniature striking / alarm, verge pendulum, hooded case lantern clock.  Signed by maker James Markwick Sr, 5 1/2 inch dial.  Fine quality work. Supplied with a later bespoke, ebonised oak hooded wall clock case. Solid silver alarm disk. Near mint, and original.

£3500. Restored

Miniature Time / Alarm Lantern Clock 'Rosse - London' c 1700

Real nice, good, time/alarm lantern clock. By and signed 'Wm Rosse - London', apprenticed to noted Lothbury lantern clock maker Thos. Wheeler in 1683. Verge pendulum, 4 inch dial. Original throughout.

(£2850. Fully restored)