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An Anglo-Dutch walnut striking alarm longcase clock, Clarke & Dunster, circa 1725
Estimate
6,0008,000
JUMP TO LOT
42
An Anglo-Dutch walnut striking alarm longcase clock, Clarke & Dunster, circa 1725
Estimate
6,0008,000
JUMP TO LOT

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An Anglo-Dutch walnut striking alarm longcase clock, Clarke & Dunster, circa 1725

30-cm matted brass dial, engraved chapter ring with Roman numerals, pierced hands, date aperture and subsidiary seconds, foliate mask spandrels and dolphins in the arch flanking the signature plate Clarke & Dunster, movement with ring turned knopped pillars and anchor escapement, rack striking and alarm on a bell, walnut veneered case with shaped top surmounted by a giltwood atlas, mercury and a trumpeting angel, moulded break arch cornice with pierced front and side frets, brass capped corner columns, straight trunk with cross banded break arch door, moulded cross banded base raised on bun feet


height including atlas 267cm
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Catalogue Note

The firm of Clark & Dunster was a continuation of the firm founded by Asahuerus Fromanteel II and his brother John in 1688. Christopher Clarke (1668-1734) who was married to Anna the daughter of Asahuerus II, joined the firm around 1694 and continued on his own after Asahuerus II died in 1703. In 1722 he started a partnership with Roger Dunster (1695-1747) whereafter the clocks were signed Clarke & Dunster.

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