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Miniature striking English lantern clock by Henry Burges, London. Circa early 18th century.

A rare striking chamber clock that can only be described as "Tiny".

The weight driven 'Huygens endless cord' method movement with short pendulum verge escapement and striking the hours on the top mounted, crisp sounding bell. Mostly original, this clock is robustly made with cast doors and three thick, low, tulip pattern frets the front of which being engraved. Now mounted upon a well made and attractive oak wall bracket but still retaining its hoop and spikes for the traditional method of hanging.

With a chapter ring of only 3 3/4"  in diameter, the dial plate has a tulip design engraved centre with an open upper area bearing the maker's name "Henry Burges (of) Londini" in flowing script.

* Henry Burges seems an elusive maker, there are other clocks of this period signed with the same name but this is the only one bearing a place name. He was obviously talented because a clock of this quality and size with a striking train is very rare. This is the smallest striking English antique lantern clock that I have ever seen.

Dimensions:                                    Frame 3 1/16" x 3 1/16" by 8 3/4" high including finial!

Condition:                                        Excellent and of good colour, patination and originality.

Circa:                                               Early 18th century (c.1700 - 1710).

Price:                                               £10,750.00.

Miniature striking English lantern clock by Henry Burges, London. Circa early 18th century.
  • Miniature striking English lantern clock by Henry Burges, London. Circa early 18th century.
  • Miniature striking English lantern clock by Henry Burges, London. Circa early 18th century.
  • Miniature striking English lantern clock by Henry Burges, London. Circa early 18th century.
  • Miniature striking English lantern clock by Henry Burges, London. Circa early 18th century.
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