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Lot 1000Wednesday 27 Nov, 2019 - 10.00am
A rare Charles II brass cased quarter striking "winged" lantern clock, the front fret engraved "Eduardus East Londini", the 6.5ins diameter silvered chapter ring with Roman and Arabic numerals and two steel hands, the centre silver alarm disc with engraved Tudor rose surrounded by brass dial engraved with tulips and leafage, to the verge movement with later anchor shaped bob pendulum oscillating between two inner plates, to the three train quarter striking movement with alarum, striking on two bells, contained in brass case with turned uprights and finials, heavy silvered metal bell, the brass framing with turned uprights, turned finials and three cast frets, the front engraved, and with later glazed winged apertures to the side doors with later pierced and engraved crestings, 15.75ins high, and with four brass cased weights for same
Provenance: Sold Sotheby's, Bond Street, London - Important Clocks, Watches, Wristwatches and Barometers - Auction 13th October 1988 - Lot 191 - Noted as The property of Viscount Hereford
Note: Edward East born 1602, apprentice 1618 to Richard Rogers, elected Master of the Clockmakers Company 1645 and 1652, and Watch and Clockmaker to Charles I, died 1696.
This clock is thought to date to circa 1680