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WILLIAM KIPLING. A highly decorative green and gilt lacquer table clock made for the Turkish market.

WILLIAM KIPLING. A highly decorative green and gilt lacquer table clock made for the Turkish market. WILLIAM KIPLING. A highly decorative green and gilt lacquer table clock made for the Turkish market. WILLIAM KIPLING. A highly decorative green and gilt lacquer table clock made for the Turkish market. WILLIAM KIPLING. A highly decorative green and gilt lacquer table clock made for the Turkish market. WILLIAM KIPLING. A highly decorative green and gilt lacquer table clock made for the Turkish market.
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WILLIAM KIPLING. A highly decorative green and gilt lacquer table clock made for the Turkish market.

Date
circa 1745
Origin
London

A highly decorative green and gilt lacquer table clock made for the Turkish market. The 8-day arched brass dial movement has Turkish numerals and the maker’s signature William Kipling, London on an inset cartouche within a painted surround of flowers and foliage set below the chapter ring. The movement strikes the hours and has a pull hour repeat lever.

Height: 19 in (48.25 cm)

Width: 11 ¾ in (29.5 cm)

Depth: 7 ½ in (19 cm)

* William Kipling was apprenticed to Thomas Johnson in 1695 and he subsequently had his own workshops at Ratcliffe Cross between 1705 and 1750. He clearly had a thriving Middle Eastern market as many of his watches and bracket and lantern clocks had Turkish dials for buyers in the Ottoman Empire.

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