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Mark Hawkins (Junior) (1707-1767)

Biography of clockmaker Mark Hawkins (Junior) (1707-1767)

Mark Hawkins (Junior) (1707-1767) was a second-generation Suffolk clockmaker, working in both Bury St Edmunds and Newmarket.

Hawkins was born February 1707 to Mark Hawkins (Senior) (1674-1750) and Mary Deave, who had married in March 1701. He was one of five children. His father was a clockmaker as was his brother William Hawkins.

Hawkins married Mary around 1745 and had one son. His wife died in 1750. He died on 28th April 1767

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Lot FS17/760

Lot FS17/760: Mark Hawkins, St Edms Bury, A Walnut Eight-day Longcase Clock

Mark Hawkins, St Edms Bury, a walnut eight-day longcase clock the eight-day duration five-pillar movement (fifth pillar removed) striking the hours on a bell, with the twelve-inch break-arch dial signed on a shaped silvered plaque, Mark Hawkins, St Edms, Bury with a matted centre, subsidiary seconds dial, date aperture and cast urn spandrels to the four corners, the silvered chapter ring engraved with fleur-de-lys half-hour markings, black Roman numerals and Arabic five-minute markings, the later walnut case with cross-banding to the base and break-arch trunk door, the flat-top hood with a break-arch door and three-quarter turned columns and wooden capitals, height: 203cm.

Estimate: £700 - £1,000
Realised: £1,600