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Jonathan Lowndes (fl 1657-1702)

Biography of the English clockmaker Jonathan Lowndes (fl 1657-1702)

Jonathan Lowndes (born circa 1657) was a well-respected clockmaker working in Pall Mall in London at the turn of the 18th century.

Lowndes married Grace Allen in September 1679 and was a member of the Worshipful Company of Clockmaker's from July 1680, serving as a steward in 1696. He was at The Dial in Pall Mall from 1683 and was working until around 1702.

A number of Lowndes' clocks and watches are known in various museums and collections, including a number that were in the famous Wetherfield Collection.

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Lot FS21/826

Lot FS21/826: Jonathan Lowndes, London, A Walnut Longcase Clock

Jonathan Lowndes, London, a walnut longcase clock, the month duration movement with five latched pillars striking the hours on a bell, with an outside countwheel, the twelve-inch square brass dial having a raised silvered chapter ring engraved with black Roman numerals and five-minute outer markings, with meeting arrow-head half-hour markings, and further half-quarter engraved decoration, signed either side of VI o'clock Jonat. Lowndes, London the matted dial centre with ringed winding holes, a subsidiary seconds dial, date aperture with engraved surround and blued steel hands, the walnut flat-topped case having three-quarter columns to the hood with cast brass capitals, the trunk with cross-banding to the burr-walnut veneered door and a glazed lenticle, with panelled sides, the base with crossbanding to the burr walnut panel, height: 212 cm.

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000
Realised: £6,800