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A Scarlet and Gilt Japanned Quarter Chiming Table Clock by James De Baufre, London, the movement Circa 1730, the case Circa 1770

A Scarlet and Gilt Japanned Quarter Chiming Table Clock by James De Baufre, London, the movement Circa 1730, the case Circa 1770

A Scarlet and Gilt Japanned Quarter Chiming Table Clock by James De Baufre, London, the movement Circa 1730, the case Circa 1770

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A Scarlet and Gilt Japanned Quarter Chiming Table Clock by James De Baufre, London, the movement Circa 1730, the case Circa 1770


7½-inch dial with mask and scroll spandrels, matted centre with mock pendulum and date apertures, strike/silent lever at III, signed on a boss in the arch James Debaufre, London, the three train fusee movement with later conversion to anchor escapement, striking on a bell and quarter chiming on a nest of six bells, the backplate engraved with a trumpeting herald and birds amdist foliate scrolls, the associated and later case with bell top and flambeau finials above term corner mounts, the whole decorated in gilt with trellis, flowers and leaves on a scarlet ground


height 27 in.

68.5 cm

Case in good overall condition. Japanned decoration refreshed, with scattered losses, rubbing and surface dust, and a few age cracks, particularly on the top. Some rubbing and oxidation to gilt metal mounts. Handles and feet later; finials possibly later, one rear finial loose. With pendulum and winding key. Movement appeared to be functioning during exhibition, and please note that the working order of clock movements is not guaranteed.


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Sotheby's Parke Bernet, New York, 9 February 1980, lot 30
Christie's New York, 18th October 2005, Lot 367
The maker is possibly James Debaufre, recorded as a watchmaker working at Church Street, St. Anne's, London, from 1713-1750.