Collecting Antique Clocks Turkish Market Clocks

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Collecting Antique Clocks Turkish Market Clocks

Post by koimaster on Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:45 am

One special type of clock made by certain clockmakers of the past was what we today call a 'Turkish Market' clock. This term can be a bit confusing for the beginner, as the clocks were neither Turkish nor had they anything to do with a market. They were in fact made by certain makers, principally London-based ones, who built up good trading connections with the Middle East. A similar situation existed with a few London clockmakers who had a special trading contact with e.g. Spain, the best-known of those probably being a London clockmaker working in the 1760s, who signed those clocks he destined for the Spanish market 'Diego Evans, Borsa Real, Londres' in place of his usual 'David Evans, Royal Exchange, London'. Occasional clocks are seen signed by a London maker 'a Londres', probably intended for a destination in France



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