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'John Trubshaw, London' Rare Lantern Clock - Restoration

A museum quality piece by John Trubshaw – London. c.1690

  • Time, strike, and alarm
  • Between-the-trains verge escapement with short pendulum
  • Rare miniature size (9.5 cm dial)
  • It's very rare for such a 'barn find' to possess original doors, in this case made from earlier period engraved brasses
  • Original throughout
  • It included a Christies auction assessment and $20k+ estimate from 1991
  • Purchased from an elderly gentleman who remembered the clock as a child in the 1920s, he was told tales of family provenance since its  passage to Australia in the 1840s including the name of the ship. He was the last descendent of the emigrant owner, and it was one of his last valuable possessions sold before entering a retirement home
  • We made an appropriate oak bracket and sold the clock to a UK collector in 2005
  • Unfortunately the clock currently appears on another restorers site as their own work

Note: Makers text courtesy of B. Loomes 'Clockmakers of Britain 1286-1700' 

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