A rare English miniature lantern clock made for the Turkish market by Marwick Markham, circa 1740

A rare English miniature lantern clock made for the Turkish market by Marwick Markham, circa 1740

Price: € 22500

Offered by Toebosch Antiques



A rare English miniature lantern clock made for the Turkish market by Marwick Markham, circa 1740 A rare English miniature lantern clock made for the Turkish market by Marwick Markham, circa 1740 A rare English miniature lantern clock made for the Turkish market by Marwick Markham, circa 1740 A rare English miniature lantern clock made for the Turkish market by Marwick Markham, circa 1740 A rare English miniature lantern clock made for the Turkish market by Marwick Markham, circa 1740 A rare English miniature lantern clock made for the Turkish market by Marwick Markham, circa 1740 A rare English miniature lantern clock made for the Turkish market by Marwick Markham, circa 1740

The striking posted frame movement with doors together with hoop and spikes running on a single weight, on bell knife edge suspension, nice bell-cross, lovely silver arched dial.

This clock was clearly made for export to what we today refer to as the 'Turkish Market', which was then the old Ottoman Empire and included much of the Middle East. Probably  this clock made to order for an important person.The numerals on the chapter ring are derived from classical Arabic. The Ottoman symbols of the crescent and star can be seen on the finials and the dial. Certain makers seem to have had good contacts with the Ottoman Empire and probably the Turkish Market was monopolised by a handful of London makers, including 'Markwick Markham'. 

 

Origin
English
Period
1740
Material
Bronze
Signature
Marwick Markham
Reference
100-725
Sizes
16.5 x 6 x 8.5 cm

Offered by

Toebosch Antiques

Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 68-3
1017 DH Amsterdam
The Netherlands

+31 (0)6 53 211 641
+31 (0)6 53 211 641
http://www.toeboschantiques.com/

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