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James Blackborow (d 1746)

Biography of longcase clockmaker James Blackborow (d 1746)

James Blackborow (d 1746) was a clockmaker recorded as working in London in the early 18th century. He had been apprenticed in July 1701 to the wellknown Hugenot clockmaker David Lesturgeon.

Blackborow was made a Freeman of the Clockmakers Company in February 1711. He was later made a a Liveryman.

Blackborow died in 1746 whilst in the position of Warder within the Company.

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Lot FS14/817

Lot FS14/817: James Blackborow, London An Ebonised and Japanned Longcase Clock

James Blackborow, London an ebonised and japanned longcase clock with the eight-day duration movement having turned finned pillars and striking the hours on a bell, the twelve-inch arched brass dial with a raised silvered chapter ring engraved with black Roman numerals, outer Arabic five minute numerals, fleur-de-lys half-hour markings and 'meeting arrow head' half-quarter markings, the matted centre with ringed winding holes, subsidiary seconds dial, date aperture, cast brass female-head spandrels to the four corners, decorative blued steel hands and engraved to a silvered boss within the arch 'Jams. Blackborow, London', with a 'strike/silent' lever to the base of the arch and wheat-ear border engraving to the top, the ebonised case now with raised chinioserie decoration to the trunk door only, having three-quarter columns with brass capitals to the caddy-top hood, a lenticle glass to the trunk door and with a plain base, height: 220cm.

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500
Realised: £1,000