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Clockmaker/By : Robert Markham of London.
Duration: 8 day
Circa : Circa: 1750
Height : 18.75 inches.
Regency bell toped brass mounted mahogany bracket clock on ogee feet.
Pad top with brass carrying handles, side handles and pineapple finials.
Repeat strike (cord not shown in photograph).
Dial / Movement :
Verge escapement and accurate time - keeper.
Brass arch dial with matted dial centre and silvered chapter ring.
Strike / Silent option.
Salt box date aperture.
Brass spandrels and scroll work to arch dial, side panels which feature cherub heads and sun burst.
Matching steel hands and Roman and Arabic numerals.
Cartouche engraving to dial:
Well engraved back plate centring on a Chinese style summer house
Robert Markham's known working dates were 1725 - 60. His son - in - law and partner was James Markwick (11) and he succeeded him on his death in 1730. They used the trading name Markwick Markham both in the partnership and later but Robert Markham also traded in his own name and with Francis Perigral as Markwick Markham - Perigral.
This triple partnership was much engaged in the export of bracket clocks to
Turkey, including musical bracket clocks. The partnership also produced a tortoiseshell
and gilt mounted bracket clock with a painted oriental scene for the Turkish market
but perhaps in error the scene contained a minaret and a
Guarantee : 12 months.
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