JONATHAN LOWNDES. A fine early James II period ebony veneered table clock of rare small size. (Pall Mall, London, )

JONATHAN LOWNDES.  A fine early James II period ebony veneered table clock of rare small size.
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JONATHAN LOWNDES. A fine early James II period ebony veneered table clock of rare small size.

OriginPall Mall, London
DateCirca 1695
A fine James II period ebony veneered table clock of rare small size.

The fully restored eight day movement, which strikes the hours on a single bell, has a knife edge verge escapement, bob pendulum and pull quarter repeatwork on three bells. The dial has four winged cherub corner spandrels and a chapter ring with fleur-de-lys half-hour markers. There is a strike/non strike lever above XII.

The elaborate early backplate is engraved with interlacing tulip flowers and foliate scrolls and a scribeline border. The maker’s name is set within a foliate cartouche just below the pierced foliate back cock.

The small elegant case is veneered with ebony on an oak carcass. It has a flat top with a gilt, pierced brass basket top surmounted by an elaborate bird and foliate handle

Height: 12 ½ in (32 cm) excluding handle.
Width: 9 ¾ in (16.5 cm)
Depth: 6 ½ in (25 cm)

* Jonathan Lowndes (Loundes) is recorded as a celebrated clockmaker working in Pall Mall in the last quarter of the 18th century. He was a member of the Clockmakers’ Company from 1680 to 1710 and was Steward in 1696. Several of his clocks were in the Wetherfield Collection and he also made watches.

HW5588



Signed / Inscribed

Jonathan Lowndes Pall Mall London
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