Lantern Clock by John Rowning


c. 1750 with later fusee movement
John Rowning lantern clock

A mid-eighteenth century english lantern clock by John Rowning of Newmarket, Suffolk, with later rear-wind, single-fusee movement. The high-quality 8-day single-fusee movement with passing strike makes the clock freestanding and free from chains or rope and pendulum.

The frame is of standard lantern clock construction with strapped bell over urn finials and three cast pierced scroll frets, supported on tapering Doric columns to ball feet. The chapter ring with engraved Roman numerals and diamond half-hour markers, the dial plate centre engraved with maker's name "Jn. Rowning, Newmarket". The clock frame has superb patination.

The clock keeps excellent time, with passing strike on the original lantern bell.

The clock having 5 1/2" square frame, 6 1/2" diameter chapter ring and standing 15" high.

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Price: SOLD

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