A George I And Sultan Ahmet III Small Black And Gold Lacquered Table Clock Made For The Ottoman Market
Brass handle above the pyramidal dome with mirrored section above and gallery below with pierced and engraved frets, flanked by four turned finials. The doors with break arch apertures, the sides arched and glazed. The base with angled apron standing on moulded block feet. All decorated with the original black and gold ground with gilt cross-hatched panels and crimson edging with the sprays of flowers and foliage on the areas of black between. The interior is washed in red.
4 by 5.5 inch breakarch dial with silvered Turkish chapter ring flanked by foliate spandrels, the arch with Strike/Silent. Matted centre with a calender square and Turkish date ring, the mock pendulum aperture signed on the backing plate Jn. Rainer, London.
Five baluster pillars and twin fusee movement with verge escapement. Rack hour strike on a large bell with the pull quarter repeat on a smaller bell. The backplate is signed to the centre Jn. Rainer, London within a wheatear oval engraved with scrolling foliage.
The duration being of 8 days.
Provenance: Private collection Europe.
Literature: Dr Ian White, English Clocks for the Eastern Markets, AHS 2012
|Clock maker:||John Rainer|