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Exceptionally Rare Quarter Striking Lantern Clock Made By Richard Beck
London
Date/Period: 1650s


Exceptionally Rare Quarter Striking Lantern Clock Made By Richard Beck London, entire view

Measurement: Height: 16.75"; width: 6"; depth: 7"

Material: brass and iron

Condition: very good. The original balance escapement and alarm have been returned to their original 17th century state utilizing new parts likely during the mid-20th century.

Additional Information: This is a quarter striking lantern clock by Richard Beck. He
was apprenticed to John Selwood, a noted clockmaker in Lothbury, a section of the old
city of London in May 1646 during the English civil war. He gained his freedom in May
1653 (standard 7-year apprenticeship) and probably died in June 1659. As he died a
young man, only 5 clocks are known by Richard Beck…this example being the most
complex and the only quarter striking clock. This is a clock from the second period of
lantern clocks as described in George White's book English Lantern Clocks.

This timepiece displays particularly beautiful proportions and quality, far better than
the standard lantern clock of the time. The feet and finials are unusual and relate to
those from the Fromanteel shop.

This clock was made before the pendulum was first introduced in mid-1657-8 and it
has been restored to balance. This clock, like nearly all balance clocks, was converted
to the more accurate pendulum escapement in the later seventeenth to early eighteenth
centuries. The unusual and rare pierced frieze at the top plate, which is in its original
position but also restored, hides the balance, and adds verticality that is rarely displayed
by standard lantern clocks.

While the clock was updated/changed over the centuries [likely during third quarter or
fourth quarter of the 17th century] (escapement, alarm, frieze, and rope converted to
chain), the process is “the norm”, in-other-words, these are usual and acceptable
restorations found on most seventeenth century lantern clocks, and do not diminish the
importance of this clock.
The process, the undoing of “period” updates returns the clock
to its original state.

Quarter striking lantern clocks are extremely rare. This clock has two hands…
the original chapter ring which has minute marks on the outer edge which are features
found on quarter striking lantern clocks. Standard two train lantern clocks have a single
hand and the usual quarter hour marks on the inner edge of the chapter ring.

The side doors appear to be original, which is also a rarity.

$24,175.00

843-433


Exceptionally Rare Quarter Striking Lantern Clock Made By Richard Beck London, entire view 2

Exceptionally Rare Quarter Striking Lantern Clock Made By Richard Beck London, entire view 3

Exceptionally Rare Quarter Striking Lantern Clock Made By Richard Beck London, detail view 1

Exceptionally Rare Quarter Striking Lantern Clock Made By Richard Beck London, detail view 2

Exceptionally Rare Quarter Striking Lantern Clock Made By Richard Beck London, detail view 3



A Rare Sundial Inscribed John Robins, Dated 1619, Made by Early Clockmaker
Date/Period: 1619


A Rare Sundial Inscribed John Robins, Dated 1619, Made by Early Clockmaker, entire view

Measurement: Height: 4.25"; width: 8.75"; depth: 8.75"

Material: Brass, gorgeous plumb brown patina

Condition: Fine

Additional Information: The octagonal plate is fitted with a scroll decorated angled
gnomon set at 51 degrees, centered with a thirty-two point compass rose featuring
stylized sunburst and billowing cloud engraved decoration to segments and annotated
NE, SE, SW and NE within the inner track; the middle track engraved N, E, S, and W
and inscribed Iohn [John] Robins. The narrower outer track with Roman numeral
chapters IIII-XII-VIII divided into quarter-hours and eighths, with asterisk half-hour
markers and engraved Anno Christi *1619* between IIII and VIII…the angles with line
engraved border panels and pierced for attachment. The engraved detail, octagonal
shape and profile of the gnomon [original] closely conforms to features of three related
sundials by William Bowyer, Richard Hinton, and Isaac Symmes illustrated and
discussed in Not A Bad Timekeeper: The English Lantern Clock In The Seventeenth
Century
by George White (Antiquarian Horology, Vol. 3, September 2009, pp. 624-628).

The engraving of the Robins sundial is so close, nearly identical to the Hinton and
Symmes dials that it is likely that these dials were engraved by the same hand. The
narrow chapter ring, with its half-hour markers, also closely conforms to those of
Bowyer and Hinton dials and can be compared to the chapter rings applied to the
earliest English domestic clocks such as Francis Nowe’s chamber clock of 1588 and the
earliest “first period” lantern clocks made in the Harvey workshops prior to 1620. The
striking similarities of the Robins dial and the Hinton, Bowyer and Symmes dials
suggests a high probability that they were all made for the same purpose in neighboring
workshops. As George White suggests…these examples were made by clockmakers to
be supplied with lantern clocks…so it is reasonable that the Robbins sundial was likely
made for the same purpose (to establish True Time for regulating timepieces). The date
of the Robins dial being 1619 clearly assigns the sundial to an extremely rare and
important small group by makers producing the earliest lantern clocks of which very few
are extant.


The engraved name Iohn [John] Robins was obviously engraved by a different hand
than the maker of the dial, also indicated by the style of script with its hatched stems
and the positioning of the name on the dial. The style of font, in particular the “s” of
Robins suggests that the name Robins was added very soon after the dial was made
and is probably the name of the original owner. Records indicate that a John Robins
bought a farmhouse known as “Boddenhams” from the manor of Upton Street,
Leonards, near Gloucestershire in 1619! This location is certainly close enough to the
latitude of 51 degrees North to give reasonably accurate readings.

$15,450.00

843-445


A Rare Sundial Inscribed John Robins, Dated 1619, Made by Early Clockmaker, entire view 2

A Rare Sundial Inscribed John Robins, Dated 1619, Made by Early Clockmaker, entire view 3

A Rare Sundial Inscribed John Robins, Dated 1619, Made by Early Clockmaker, entire view 4

A Rare Sundial Inscribed John Robins, Dated 1619, Made by Early Clockmaker, detail view 1

A Rare Sundial Inscribed John Robins, Dated 1619, Made by Early Clockmaker, detail view 2

A Rare Sundial Inscribed John Robins, Dated 1619, Made by Early Clockmaker, detail view 3

A Rare Sundial Inscribed John Robins, Dated 1619, Made by Early Clockmaker, detail view 4

A Rare Sundial Inscribed John Robins, Dated 1619, Made by Early Clockmaker, back view

A Rare Sundial Inscribed John Robins, Dated 1619, Made by Early Clockmaker, back detail



Sundial, 17th C., Maker Signed, John Knapp, Reading, England
Date/Period: 1678


Sundial, 17th C., Maker Signed, John Knapp, Reading, England, entire view

Measurement: Height: 3"; width: 6.75"; depth: 6.75"

Material: Brass, plumb-brown patina

Condition: Fine

Additional Information: Owners of clocks and watches used sundials to keep their
timepieces accurate; they set them at noon according to the shadow cast on the
gnomon…noon referred to as True Time was the only moment at which to determine
solar time. These uncommon surviving 17th century sundials were fabricated by
scientific instrument makers and clockmakers. This example dated 1684 was made by a
known clockmaker, John Knapp. We sold a traveling size lantern clock by this maker
who was active 1690 to 1730 in 2021.

$4,950.00

843-446


Sundial, 17th C., Maker Signed, John Knapp, Reading, England, entire view 2

Sundial, 17th C., Maker Signed, John Knapp, Reading, England, detail view

Sundial, 17th C., Maker Signed, John Knapp, Reading, England, bottom view

Sundial, 17th C., Maker Signed, John Knapp, Reading, England, bottom detail



Silas Hoadley TIME IS MONEY Shelf Clock, Portrait of ALEXANDER HAMILTON
Tall Mantel Upside Down Ivory Bushed Wooden Works, Three Tablet Shelf Clock
Date/Period: Circa 1835


Silas Hoadley TIME IS MONEY Shelf Clock, Portrait of ALEXANDER HAMILTON Tall Mantel Upside Down Ivory Bushed Wooden Works, Three Tablet Shelf Clock, entire view

Measurement: Height: 37"; width: 16.5"; depth: 5.75"

Material: Mahogany veneer over pine and poplar

Condition: Very good original condition

Additional Information: Franklin’s “time is money” from his short essay “Advice to a
Young Tradesmen, Written by an Old One” (1748) …a very popular maxim.


Silas Hoadley "Time is Money" Stenciled Shelf Clock, Plymouth, Connecticut, in a
mahogany case with lower glass inscribed "Time is Money," centering window for
viewing pendulum flanked by Greek revival mansions within orchard beneath blue sky.
The midsection with a reverse-painted glass marked "A. Hamilton," beneath a portrait of
Alexander Hamilton. The upper section enclosing the wooden polychrome painted dial
with Arabic numerals on chapter ring, outer minute ring marked with circles with line
through the middle and bold lines every 5 minutes. The corner spandrels display a
strawberry motif. The triple tablet door with ivory escutcheon is flanked by stenciled
turned and split columns which are beneath capped chimneys joining a stenciled eagle
splat. Paper label on inside of backboard reads, in part: TIME IS MONEY / FRANKLIN
CLOCKS / WITH THE IMPROVEMENT OF BUSHING THE / PIVOTS WITH IVORY /
ARRANGED AND MANUFACTURED BY / SILAS HOADLEY / PLYMOUTH, CONN.
The illustrated printed paper label with FRANKLIN CLOCKS above bust portrait of Ben
Franklin, above Silas Hoadley/Plymouth (Conn.) above a spread-winged eagle atop
U.S. shield. Upside-down, wood thirty-hour time strike and alarm movement powered by
three cast iron weights. The case rests on carved paw feet surmounted with acanthus
leaves, The right-proper foot missing acanthus carving yet it displays well and can be
restored by your expert or ours.

$3,850.00

232-434


Silas Hoadley TIME IS MONEY Shelf Clock, Portrait of ALEXANDER HAMILTON Tall Mantel Upside Down Ivory Bushed Wooden Works, Three Tablet Shelf Clock, entire view 2

Silas Hoadley TIME IS MONEY Shelf Clock, Portrait of ALEXANDER HAMILTON Tall Mantel Upside Down Ivory Bushed Wooden Works, Three Tablet Shelf Clock, entire view 3

Silas Hoadley TIME IS MONEY Shelf Clock, Portrait of ALEXANDER HAMILTON Tall Mantel Upside Down Ivory Bushed Wooden Works, Three Tablet Shelf Clock, detail view 1

Silas Hoadley TIME IS MONEY Shelf Clock, Portrait of ALEXANDER HAMILTON Tall Mantel Upside Down Ivory Bushed Wooden Works, Three Tablet Shelf Clock, detail view 2

Silas Hoadley TIME IS MONEY Shelf Clock, Portrait of ALEXANDER HAMILTON Tall Mantel Upside Down Ivory Bushed Wooden Works, Three Tablet Shelf Clock, detail view 3

Silas Hoadley TIME IS MONEY Shelf Clock, Portrait of ALEXANDER HAMILTON Tall Mantel Upside Down Ivory Bushed Wooden Works, Three Tablet Shelf Clock, detail view 4

Silas Hoadley TIME IS MONEY Shelf Clock, Portrait of ALEXANDER HAMILTON Tall Mantel Upside Down Ivory Bushed Wooden Works, Three Tablet Shelf Clock, interior view

Silas Hoadley TIME IS MONEY Shelf Clock, Portrait of ALEXANDER HAMILTON Tall Mantel Upside Down Ivory Bushed Wooden Works, Three Tablet Shelf Clock, back view



Mantel Clock, Daniel Webster Portrait Tablet,
Carved Columns & Eagle Pediment
Goshen, Connecticut, Active 1831-1836
Date/Period: 1830s


Mantel Clock, Daniel Webster Portrait Tablet, Carved Columns & Eagle Pediment Goshen, Connecticut, Active 1831-1836, entire view

Measurement: Height: 35.75"; width: 18.5"; depth: 5.75"

Material: Mahogany, 30-hour wooden movement, retains original printed maker’s label

Condition: Excellent original tablet, overall condition is very good. Movement not
inspected by our clockmaker. See additional information below.

Additional Information: A Possibly Unique Circa 1830s Mantel Clock. Although
Webster was one of the towering political figures of his day, he never achieved the
presidency. Perhaps consequently few "display items" honoring him seem to have been
produced. This lovely clock is certainly among the best of that genre. It features a large
"folk art" image of a rather youthful Webster with name below, and probably dates from
the mid-1830s.

The case is elaborately mahogany and mahogany veneer, with a stylized American
eagle pediment. Overall display condition is excellent, although it does exhibit typical
extremely minor flaws for a clock of this type: The doorknob is missing, the clock face
shows wear and losses. It is not in working order, as is usually encountered; we are
able to engage one of the best restoration experts. We have never encountered nor
seen pictured any other Daniel Webster clock.

$2,950.00

232-394


Mantel Clock, Daniel Webster Portrait Tablet, Carved Columns & Eagle Pediment Goshen, Connecticut, Active 1831-1836, entire view 2

Mantel Clock, Daniel Webster Portrait Tablet, Carved Columns & Eagle Pediment Goshen, Connecticut, Active 1831-1836, detail view 1

Mantel Clock, Daniel Webster Portrait Tablet, Carved Columns & Eagle Pediment Goshen, Connecticut, Active 1831-1836, detail view 2

Mantel Clock, Daniel Webster Portrait Tablet, Carved Columns & Eagle Pediment Goshen, Connecticut, Active 1831-1836, detail view 3

Mantel Clock, Daniel Webster Portrait Tablet, Carved Columns & Eagle Pediment Goshen, Connecticut, Active 1831-1836, back view



Aaron Willard Shelf Clock, Bride’s Model, White Paint, Parcel Gilt, Boston, RARE
White, the color of purity, appropriate for a newly married bride…
Date/Period: Circa 1815 - SOLD


Aaron Willard Shelf Clock, Bride’s Model, White Paint, Parcel Gilt, Boston, RARE White, the color of purity, appropriate for a newly married bride…, entire view 1

Measurement: Height: 34.25" at the finial; width: 13.5"; 6"

Material: Cherry case

Condition: Legitimate brides model paint that was overpainted and subsequently
removed exposing original surface; dial mat repainted to match original color. Thinning
stenciling on base molding; likely had rope moldings on frames which are regilded. Top
glass replaced, painted by Thomas Moberg [one of the finest tablet painters in America];
minor repair to crutch… runs well and keeps perfect time. Replaced finial, displays well.

Additional Information: Rectangular upper case with central finial over an eglomise
parcel gilt and stenciled decorated glazed door bearing repainted "Aaron Willard.
Boston." opening to the dial face with Roman numerals over the base featuring the
original eglomise panel displaying central scene of a young man and women with
rabbits within garden. The molded base raised on brass paw feet.

SOLD

287-79


Aaron Willard Shelf Clock, Bride’s Model, White Paint, Parcel Gilt, Boston, RARE White, the color of purity, appropriate for a newly married bride…, entire view 2

Aaron Willard Shelf Clock, Bride’s Model, White Paint, Parcel Gilt, Boston, RARE White, the color of purity, appropriate for a newly married bride…, dial detail

Aaron Willard Shelf Clock, Bride’s Model, White Paint, Parcel Gilt, Boston, RARE White, the color of purity, appropriate for a newly married bride…, reverse painting

Aaron Willard Shelf Clock, Bride’s Model, White Paint, Parcel Gilt, Boston, RARE White, the color of purity, appropriate for a newly married bride…, signature detail

Aaron Willard Shelf Clock, Bride’s Model, White Paint, Parcel Gilt, Boston, RARE White, the color of purity, appropriate for a newly married bride…, back view



Lantern Clock, Griffin Rayment,
Bury, St. Edmunds, Suffolk,
Prolific Clock Making Family Griffin (1722-1769)
was son of Son of the famous Richard Rayment (1686-1754)
30-hour rope driven, circa 1730-1760


Lantern Clock, Griffin Rayment,
Bury, St. Edmunds, Suffolk,

Haggar and Miller, Suffolk Clocks and Clockmakers, reported that no Griffin or Giffin lantern clocks are known to be extant; by the late 1750s the demand for this type of clock had waned in favor of longcase clocks.
This is likely the only example extant.

Posted by David Addy: “I received emails from Marc Honcoop containing pictures of a clock which he owns. "I live in the Netherlands. I have a Lantern clock of Giffin Rayment. This is the only one he made.... The clock is all original with no signs of restoration. The clock was bought about 40 years ago for fl.15,000 gulden. That was a lot of money for those years. I don't know the date the clock was made.” Possibly Rayment made the clock with his father about 1730-1740, but I think the clock is younger at about 1760."

Giffin Rayment died in January 1769, and he was buried at St James's church on January 24th. His widow Esther was granted Administration as he had not yet made a will, being only 47 years old.


Lantern Clock, Griffin Rayment,
Bury, St. Edmunds, Suffolk,

Lantern Clock, Griffin Rayment,
Bury, St. Edmunds, Suffolk, detail view

$3,900.00

1012-137




John Bull Blinking Eye Novelty
Shelf Clock, T. Kennedy, Blinker
Bradley and Hubbard
Date/Period: Circa 1865


John Bull Blinking Eye Novelty Shelf Clock, T. Kennedy, Blinker Bradley and Hubbard, entire view 1

Measurement: Height: 16.5”, width: 8.5”, depth: 6”

Material: Cast iron, brass, polychrome, 30-hour spring driven movement

Condition: Dial paper is replaced, does not run…we have a great clockmaker
who will attend to the movement if a new owner desires; original
paint is at nearly full coverage…only some “as expected” scattered
minor chips mostly to high spots.

Additional Information: Late 19th century, novelty clock, John Bull figure, painted cast
iron, blinking eye, the base with embossed maker's mark "T. Kennedy Patent Applied
For 1856,
" (Winding key included.) Most of these American cast iron figural clock cases
often referred to as John Bull were produced by Bradley and Hubbard of Meriden,
Connecticut. Some horological reference books refer to this example as the Squire
model, an English historical fique akin to our Uncle Sam. The subject clock displays a
casting label in the base: “T. Kennedy, Patent, Applied For 1856.” The movement is die-
stamped by the Connecticut clock/movement maker, “C. JEROME.” Chauncey Jerome
(1793-1868). [The connection/relationship between Kennedy and Bradley and Hubbard
is not yet known. As for the movement, it is original and complete; likely needs to be
cleaned and oiled which we will manage at the buyer’s expense.

$2,150.00

710-46


John Bull Blinking Eye Novelty Shelf Clock, T. Kennedy, Blinker Bradley and Hubbard, entire view 2

John Bull Blinking Eye Novelty Shelf Clock, T. Kennedy, Blinker Bradley and Hubbard, entire view 3

John Bull Blinking Eye Novelty Shelf Clock, T. Kennedy, Blinker Bradley and Hubbard, entire view 4



Small Burl Walnut Shelf Clock
Date/Period: Circa 1900


Small Burl Walnut Shelf Clock, entire view 1

Measurement: Height: 6"; width: 4.75"; depth: 3.5"

Material: Burl Walnut

Condition: The case id fine, movement wants to run, needs cleaning and oiling; we
have a professional clockmaker available.

Additional Information: Charming…sarcophagus pediment with recessed carved
profile of face set within pediment; cove shaped roof sides continue to scroll terminuses.
The projecting molding above the case cut from a solid piece of burl that rests of a
projecting molded base. Rear door hung on brass hinges.

$885.00

171-147


Small Burl Walnut Shelf Clock, entire view 2

Small Burl Walnut Shelf Clock, entire view 3

Small Burl Walnut Shelf Clock, entire view 4

Small Burl Walnut Shelf Clock, face view

Small Burl Walnut Shelf Clock, detail view



Lantern Clock, Thomas Clay, Seventeenth Century
Chelmsford, Essex, England; 17th Century


Lantern Clock, Thomas Clay, Seventeenth Century
Chelmsford, Essex, England; 17th Century, angle view

The maker's signature is displayed on the base of the front fret; originally with balance wheel escapement, converted to anchor escapement early in its life, probably the late 17th or very early 18th century. This is a good, honest lantern clock with minor wear consistent with age. Literature: English lantern Clocks by George White, page 205, figure IV/104 (left). Now on a modern oak shelf copied from photos in Wallace Nutting's Clock Book. (H: 14.5", W: 7.5", D: 6.5")

$8,400

843-236


Lantern Clock, Thomas Clay, Seventeenth Century
Chelmsford, Essex, England; 17th Century, scale view
Lantern Clock, Thomas Clay, Seventeenth Century
Chelmsford, Essex, England; 17th Century, face detail
Lantern Clock, Thomas Clay, Seventeenth Century
Chelmsford, Essex, England; 17th Century, decoration detail
Lantern Clock, Thomas Clay, Seventeenth Century
Chelmsford, Essex, England; 17th Century, gears detail




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