Turkish Lantern Clock by Isaac Rogers
A mid-18th century Turkish breakarch lantern clock by Isaac Rogers of London with three-quarter sized movement, running on its original verge escapement with short bob pendulum. The clock is very finely made and has a very rare white metal* chapter ring and name boss, traditionally associated with top makers, such as Tompion, Knibb, etc.
The strapped bell surmounted by a crescent finial, over four urn finials and two cast pierced scroll side frets, supported by tapering Doric columns terminating in ball feet.
The white metal chapter ring with engraved Turkish numerals indicating the hours and 5-minutes. The breakarch dial plate with finely matted centre and white metal boss to the arch, engraved with the maker's name and place of work, 'Isaac Rogers London'. Fine original pierced steel hands. Hoop and spikes, with spikes attached to the ball feet. The two train, weight-driven movement with countwheel strike, counting the hours on the lantern bell. The cross-shaped fly is unusual and has the effect of slowing down the pace of the strike.
The clock having 4 3/4" square frame, 8 1/4" diameter chapter ring and 9" wide by 12" high breakarch dial plate. The clock stands 13" high to top of bell finial.
Isaac Rogers recorded as a London clockmaker working from 1748 until 1776.
* unhallmarked silver