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A George I Walnut Longcase Clock, Daniel Quare, London, No. 156, Circa 1715

Estimate:

15,000 - 25,000 USD

Collection of Jane and Jonathan Weld

A George I Walnut Longcase Clock, Daniel Quare, London, No. 156, Circa 1715

A George I Walnut Longcase Clock, Daniel Quare, London, No. 156, Circa 1715

Estimate:

15,000 - 25,000 USD

Lot sold:

11,970

USD

Collection of Jane and Jonathan Weld


A George I Walnut Longcase Clock, Daniel Quare, London, No. 156, Circa 1715

the 12 inch dial with mask and scroll spandrels, matted centre with subsidiary seconds dial, signed and numbered in a plain reserve Dan Quare, London, 156, the arch with large date dial, the movement with five knopped and ringed pillars, anchor escapement and rack striking on a bell, the case with caddy top and brass ball finials above foliate frieze frets and brass-capped hood pillars, the rectangular trunk door and cross-banded plinth veneered in well figured wood of rich colour, on a stepped base


height 94 in.; width 19 1/4 in.; depth 10 3/4 in.

238.8 cm; 48.9 cm; 27.3 cm

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Anthony Woodburn, Kent
Daniel Quare (1648 or 1649-1724) is believed to have been from Somerset. A highly esteemed watchmaker, Quare was admitted to the Clockmakers’ Company in 1671, later becoming Master in 1708. Quare established himself as an important horological innovator by inventing a repetition mechanism for watches. As a Quaker, Quare was unable to be appointed Royal Clockmaker; however, as Cedric Jagger notes in his book Royal Clocks, Quare 'was given free access via the Back Stairs.' Indeed, Quare was well connected both at home and abroad, a fact borne out by the impressive wedding guest lists of his daughters Anne and Elizabeth, which boasted noble families and envoys from around Europe. In 1718 Quare went into partnership with Stephen Horseman, after which their work was signed Quare & Horseman’. Daniel Quare is buried at the Quakers’ cemetery at Bunhill Fields, Finsbury.