English Lantern Clock made for the Turkish Market

No. R16899

Early 18th century lantern clock with tombstone face made for the Turkish Market and signed on the crest “Thomas Gardner London”.

The original hand filed hands, cast applied spandrels and side frets that have Turkish symbols.

A rare clock.

 

Reference:

For the English, the Ottomans were the leading eastern object of both fear and fantasy, yet with flourishing trade and diplomatic relations it was the Ottomans that influenced England most significantly in this period. In 1580 William Harborne, the first official English Ambassador from the court of Queen Elizabeth I to the Ottomans, negotiated the first commercial treaty with Istanbul that led to the creation of The Levant Company. This company traded heavily across the Ottoman Empire and Mediterranean region. Of all western Europe, Britain enjoyed the most commercial activity with the Islamic worlds in the seventeenth century. Trade with the Ottomans alone accounted for a quarter of England’s overseas commercial activities.

 

Author:   L Amatullah is joint Editor-in-Chief of The Platform

  • OriginEnglish
  • CircaEarly 18th Century
  • RegionLondon
  • MaterialBrass & steel
  • Height14 in
  • Width8 in
  • Depth7 1/2 in
  • Price$2,850.00
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English Lantern Clock made for the Turkish Market - R16899

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