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A faux tortoiseshell and gilt japanned long case clock with rare original instruction sheet, William Kipling, London, circa 1720
12-inch dial with mask and leaf spandrels, signed William Kipling, London, matted centre with engraved calendar aperture, ringed winding holes and seconds dial, the shallow arch applied with an oval plaque inscribed Tempus Fugit within a foliate surround, the bell striking movement with five ring-turned and knopped pillars, inside countwheel, the case with caddy cresting and five giltwood finials above panels of fret, brass capped hood pilasters, the trunk with a rectangular door inset with a lenticle and stepped plinth, the whole decorated with chinoiseries in shades of gilt on a simulated red tortoiseshell ground; the interior with a printed paper notice titled Directions for setting up the clock and to keep it right; signed William Kipling, Clock and Watch-maker, at the sign of the Dyal near Ratcliff-Cross, London
257cm. 8ft 5in. high overall
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Catalogue Note

William Kipling is recorded working bewteen 1705 and 1737; this clock can be closely dated to between 1715 and 1720 as it has a newly fashionable arched dial but retains an old fashioned rectangular trunk door with a lenticle.

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