White, Ian: ENGLISH CLOCKS FOR THE EASTERN MARKETS. English Clockmakers Trading in China & the Ottoman Empire 1580-1815. Ticehurst, 2012. 398 pp. Numerous colour and b/w illustrations. 28x22 cm. Cloth.
Discusses the trade English clock and watchmakers conducted with the Chinese and the Ottomans that reached its zenith in the second half of the 18th century, not least, in China, due to the lust of the Qianlong emperor for English timepieces. Many extraordinary examples were made to satisfy this demand. Describes many of these artefacts and reviews the economics of the trade and the role of time in Chinese and Ottoman societies.
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Was item 683 in printed List 197.
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