PETER CLOSON NERE HOBORN BRIDGE LONDINI FECIT
PETER CLOSON NERE HOBORN BRIDGE LONDINI FECIT
PETER CLOSON NERE HOBORN BRIDGE LONDINI FECIT
PETER CLOSON NERE HOBORN BRIDGE LONDINI FECIT

PETER CLOSON NERE HOBORN BRIDGE LONDINI FECIT

c. 1640 to 1645 London

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A remarkable semi-miniature lantern clock dating from the early Civil War period. The sparsely engraved floral dial centre with the maker’s signature harks back to the earliest dials along with the very narrow chapter ring and its floating half-hour markers. The balance wheel verge escapement has been reinstated. This clock is illustrated in figure III/28 of George White’s English Lantern Clock.

Height: 11 ¾ in (30 cm)

The unique ‘boar-whale’ fret which, according to White, shows the “influence of the engraving in Conrad Gesner’s ‘Historia Animalium’ dating from 1604. He recounts the story of the unfortunate sailors who “mistook the whale’s back for an island, anchored, landed and lit a fire on it.” This remarkable fret is illustrated in figures III 35 and 36 of White’s book.

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Peter Closon Nere Hoborn Bridge Londini Fecit
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