Fri, 7th Jan 2022 14:00

The Fine Clock Sale

 
Lot 79
 

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DANIEL QUARE, LONDON. A FINE QUEEN ANNE BURR WALNUT THREE-MONTH DURATION LONGCASE CLOCK

DANIEL QUARE, LONDON. A FINE QUEEN ANNE BURR WALNUT THREE-MONTH DURATION LONGCASE CLOCK the hood with caddy top surmounted by three brass ball finials above a pierced sound fret frieze and unusual rising glazed dial aperture to facilitate winding (similar to a 6-month duration Quare exhibited in the Horological master catalogue exhibition at Walker gallery in 2004). Slender trunk with D-moulded edge door on a crossbanded box base with moulded plinth. The 11" gilt brass dial with winged cherub head spandrels and silvered chapter ring surrounding a matted centre with subsidiary seconds dial and calendar aperture fronting a three-month duration weight driven movement with five latched pillars striking the hours on a bell.

230cm high not including finials

Daniel Quare. (1648 - 1724) rose from obscure and apparently humble origins in Somerset to become one of the most illustrious clockmakers of England's golden age of horology. On the 3rd April 1671 he was admitted brother of the clockmaker's company in 1680 he was working in Exchange alley at the centre of London's business community and probably worked there until the time of his death. He worked his way up in the clockmaker's company to become master in 1708.

Sold for £24,700


 

DANIEL QUARE, LONDON. A FINE QUEEN ANNE BURR WALNUT THREE-MONTH DURATION LONGCASE CLOCK the hood with caddy top surmounted by three brass ball finials above a pierced sound fret frieze and unusual rising glazed dial aperture to facilitate winding (similar to a 6-month duration Quare exhibited in the Horological master catalogue exhibition at Walker gallery in 2004). Slender trunk with D-moulded edge door on a crossbanded box base with moulded plinth. The 11" gilt brass dial with winged cherub head spandrels and silvered chapter ring surrounding a matted centre with subsidiary seconds dial and calendar aperture fronting a three-month duration weight driven movement with five latched pillars striking the hours on a bell.

230cm high not including finials

Daniel Quare. (1648 - 1724) rose from obscure and apparently humble origins in Somerset to become one of the most illustrious clockmakers of England's golden age of horology. On the 3rd April 1671 he was admitted brother of the clockmaker's company in 1680 he was working in Exchange alley at the centre of London's business community and probably worked there until the time of his death. He worked his way up in the clockmaker's company to become master in 1708.

Auction: The Fine Clock Sale, Fri, 7th Jan 2022

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