Early Georgian dark green lacquer chinoiserie longcase clock

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Early Georgian dark green lacquer chinoiserie longcase clock

£8,250.00

Small early Georgian dark green lacquer chinoiserie longcase clock. Original and highly sought after period brass bound weights.

Height: ONLY 6'10″ (2
Width: max overall 21 1/2″
Ca.: 1740

Description

Small early Georgian dark green lacquer chinoiserie longcase clock.

This well proportioned early Georgian dark green lacquer chinoiserie longcase clock has a long door decorated with gilt heightened chinoiserie scenes of courtly ladies in a landscape of pavilions, trellises and foliage. The base similarly decorated. The sides decorated with gilt foliage. The domed hood with side glass panels.

The five pillar 8 day 12″ arched brass dial with silvered chapter ring on a matted ground and signed Marmaduke Storr, London.

With a subsidiary seconds dial, date aperture and strike silent facility in the arch. Striking the hour on a bell. The dial flanked by well cast brass spandrels. Blued steel hands.

Retaining its original and highly sought after period brass bound weights.

MARMADUKE STORR, Lombard Street, London

York 1710, apprenticed 1724-1775. Moved to London 1724.

Long case clocks. Watch movement mentioned in G.H. Baillie Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World p304.

“Eminent watchmaker” probably Clockmakers Company. Apparently died 1775.

His family Batty York b 1710 d 1793 & Gibbs London (Lombard Street) 1752.

Jonathan (son of Marmaduke) York b 1739 d 1795.

William, York C 1794.

The professionally restored, tested and guaranteed movement will last for generations to come. (Full guarantee for two years).

The case with an old British Antique Dealers Association Ltd. label.

Sothebys sold a much restored, very tall (9′) green chinoiserie lacquer longcase clock (without pagoda top) at the Devenish Collection sale in New York @ USD $23,750.00 lot 15, on 24th April 2008.

For further reading see www.vam.ac.uk/ The development of English Black Japanning 1620-1820.

For a definition of ‘Japanning’ see www.collinsdictionary.com

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