BRACKET CLOCK Markwick London Ca. 1710
Signed: Markwick London
Bracket clock with a brass-plated movement with a verge escapement and pendulum. Striking train striking the hours on a bell. Pull-repeater with hour and quarter striking. Going and striking trains are driven by barrel with fusee. Back plate with foliate engravings.
Brass plate with a silvered brass chapter ring with engraved, black Roman numerals for the hour-indication and Arabic numerals for the five minute-indication. Between the hour numerals an engraved half hour-indicator. Near the VI the dial is signed at the bottom edge Markwick London. In the matted center near the XII the N ‘not strike’ and S ‘strike’ for switching on or off the striking work. Above the VI, the date-aperture is placed and in the center the aperture for the pendulum. The pierced hands for the minutes and hours are made of blued steel. The four corners are decorated with brass cast cherub head spandrels.
The oak-wood case of this bracket clock is veneered with ebony and is decorated with a brass cast handle. Glazed side panels with a pierced fret. The case is put on brass feet.
Duration: 1 week
Height: 41 cm.
Depth: 26 cm.
Width: 18 cm.
Literature G.H.Baillie, Watchmakers & clockmakers of the world, p. 210.
James II Markwick, London. Free 1692, Master in 1720, son of James Markwick I. (CC 1666-1669). Partner from c. 1725 with son-in-law Robert Markham as Markwick Markham. Markham kept the name Markwick Markham after James died in 1730.