Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 5

17th Century Lantern Alarm Clock by Johannes Quelch, Oxford



An English 17th century lantern clock made of brass and iron, circa 1665-1670. The clock consists of going and striking trains, as well as an alarm and is driven by lead weights. The front fret shows two engraved dolphins and floral and foliate motifs. The corners and the centre of the dial are richly engraved with tulips and a Tudor rose. Unusually the side frets are engraved too. The maker has signed the clock on the front: Johannes Quelch in Oxford The time is indicated by a single iron hand on the brass chapter ring with Roman hour, half-hour and quarter-hour divisions. The day-going movement has going work with verge escapement and balance wheel (reinstated). Its duration is about 12 hours and it is regulated by adding or removing lead shot to the going-train weight. The striking work, which is controlled by a count wheel, indicates each hour fully on a bell, mounted in an embellished bellstrap. The alarm is set with an alarm disc, the alarm time being indicated by the tail of the hand and shown on the disc in Arabic numerals for each hour and typical half-hour divisions. The clock is fully restored and in excellent condition. It comes with a three-year guarantee The maker, John Quelch, was born circa 1640, son of Richard, who was also a clockmaker and who apprenticed him in 1652. After his father’s death he continued his apprenticeship with his elder brother Richard. John probably died in 1699. There is a watch known made by him and some lantern clocks.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 40 in. (101.6 cm)Width: 15 in. (38.1 cm)Depth: 20 in. (50.8 cm)
  • Style
    Baroque (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Buscot, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU4936216418941

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity. We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Buscot, United Kingdom
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more
About the Seller
5 / 5
Located in Buscot, United Kingdom
Vetted Seller
These experienced sellers undergo a comprehensive evaluation by our team of in-house experts.
1stDibs seller since 2019
Typical response time: 17 hours
LAPADA - The Association of Arts & Antiques Dealers
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

18th Century Italian Cartel Clock by Johannes Bapta
By Johannes Bapta
Located in Roma, IT

Antique 1760s Italian Baroque



Late 17th Century French Brass Lantern Wall Clock by Francois le Baigue of Paris
By Francois Le Baigue
Located in Devon, GB

Antique Early 1700s French Louis XIV



17th Century Walnut and Marquetry Longcase Clock
Located in East Hampton, NY

Antique 17th Century English

19th Century Old Brass Travel Clock, Alarm Clock
Located in Berlin, DE

Antique 19th Century English Neoclassical



19th Century French musical automaton clock
Located in London, GB

Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III


Enamel, Ormolu, Wood

20th Century French Clock and Barometer by Hermes, circa 1950
By Hermès
Located in London, London

20th Century French



Early 17th Century Sculpture
Located in Copenhagen, K

Antique Early 17th Century French Baroque



17th Century Time Clock Cartel Louis XIV André Boulle Marquetry
By Gilles Martinot
Located in Marseille, FR

Antique 17th Century French Louis XIV


Marine turtle

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery