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Jacob Lovelace (1687-1755)

Biography of Exeter and London clockmaker Jacob Lovelace (1687-1755)

Jacob Lovelace (1687-1755) is probably Exeter's most celebrated clockmaker and, in particular, was the maker of the famous Exeter Clock, the remains of which are in Exeter Museum having been bombed during the Liverpool blitz of the Second World War.

Lovelace worked in St Stephen's parish from circa 1712 until 1750.

Lovelace died on the 30th of November 1755.

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Lot FS21/831

Lot FS21/831: Jacob Lovelace, Exon, Longcase Clock

Jacob Lovelace, Exon, longcase clock the thirty-hour duration plated movement with finned and latched pillars, striking the hours on a bell with an outside countwheel, the eleven-inch square brass dial having a raised silvered chapter ring engraved with black Roman numerals, decorative half-hour markings and signed below Jacob Lovelace, Exon, with a matted centre, wheatear border engraving, crown & cherub spandrels and a single blued steel hand, the later mahogany veneered case with boxwood crossbanding, glass lenticle to the trunk door and barley twist pillars to the flat-top hood, height: 204cm.

Estimate: £700 - £900
Realised: £280