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John Lewis

JOHN LEWIS,  LONDON c1720

A very fine and exceptionally high quality ebony veneered early 18th century table clock with shallow inverted bell top and single carrying handle.

The seven inch brass dial has silvered chapter ring and very finely cast gilt crown and sceptre spandrels. The early shallow arch with beautifully executed subsidiary dial for rise and fall pendulum regulation is bordered by engraved foliage with basket of plenty. The finely matted centre has false pendulum aperture, date aperture and strike/not strike pin at three o’clock position. With wheatear edge engraving to bottom of dial, the clock is signed John Lewis Londini below the arch.

The twin fusee movement has original verge escapement and quarter repeating on five bells with striking on single separate bell. The profusely engraved backplate has scrolls and foliage around maker’s signature John Lewis London.

John Lewis is listed as master taking on apprentices in both 1713 and 1716 (Britsh Clockmakers and Watchmakers Apprentice Records, Moore) with further listing as working 1718 (Baillies Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World).

Height 17.25 inches/ 44cm excluding handle
Price £ 8,750

SOLD.

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John Lewis Early 18th Century Table Clock

 

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