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FS37: Three Day Fine Art Sale

Thomas Loftus, Wisbech, A Lacquered Longcase Clock

Auction Lot FS37/1074

Thomas Loftus, Wisbech, a lacquered longcase clock the eight-day duration movement having finned pillars and striking the hours on a bell, the twelve-inch square brass dial having a raised silvered chapter ring engraved with black Roman numerals, Arabic five-minute markings to the outer, fleur-de-lys half-hour markings and diamond half quarter-hour markings, signed either side of VI o'clock Thos. Loftus, Wisbech, the matted centre with ringed winding holes, a subsidiary seconds dial and date aperture with engraved decorative surround, with crown-and-cherub cast-brass corner spandrels and decorative blued steel hands, the black lacquer case with raised Oriental chinoiserie decoration, a bulls eye lenticle glass to the trunk door, with the flat-topped hood having three-quarter columns with gilt-wood capitals, the base with matching raised chinoiserie work and standing on a single plinth, height 210cm * Biography - Thomas Loftus is recorded as working in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire from circa 1695 until after 1718.

Thomas Loftus, Wisbech, A Lacquered Longcase Clock (FS37/1074) offered in our Three Day Fine Art Sale starting on 22nd January 2018 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

Lot Description

Thomas Loftus, Wisbech, a lacquered longcase clock the eight-day duration movement having finned pillars and striking the hours on a bell, the twelve-inch square brass dial having a raised silvered chapter ring engraved with black Roman numerals, Arabic five-minute markings to the outer, fleur-de-lys half-hour markings and diamond half quarter-hour markings, signed either side of VI o'clock Thos. Loftus, Wisbech, the matted centre with ringed winding holes, a subsidiary seconds dial and date aperture with engraved decorative surround, with crown-and-cherub cast-brass corner spandrels and decorative blued steel hands, the black lacquer case with raised Oriental chinoiserie decoration, a bulls eye lenticle glass to the trunk door, with the flat-topped hood having three-quarter columns with gilt-wood capitals, the base with matching raised chinoiserie work and standing on a single plinth, height 210cm * Biography - Thomas Loftus is recorded as working in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire from circa 1695 until after 1718.

Price Realised

£7,000

Department

Works of Art & Clocks

Fine Art Category

Longcase Clocks

Sale Information

FS37: Three Day Fine Art Sale
Monday, 22nd January 2018
Tuesday, 23rd January 2018
Wednesday, 24th January 2018

Okehampton Street, Exeter

This lot will be sold after 12:30pm on Wednesday, 24th January 2018 as part of the Works of Art and Clocks section of the sale.

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Okehampton Street, Exeter

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