Brass Dial Longcase Clocks

Jonathan Lees, Bury ( Lancs) C1750.
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<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt 13.5pt;"><span style="line-height: 115%; font-size: 14pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">The dome topped hood has 3 giltwood finials; brass capped turned wood pillars, and a glazed opening door. The long trunk door has a shaped top and is flanked by ¼ columns with turned capitals. The base has a central panel and sits on bracket feet.<br /> <br /> </span><span style="font-family: Calibri;"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="color: red;">There is extensive use of ¼ sawn oak and walnut crossbanding.<br /> </span></strong><br /> The 8-day anchor movement strikes the hours on a bell via an inside countwheel and has 4 well-turned pillars. The 13” dial has female head corner spandrels, silvered chapter ring and signature plaque, foliage engraved centre, date aperture and original hands. In the arch is a moon dial and a silvered inscription “Dumspectas fugio” (while you watch I flee).<br /> </span></span></p>
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Simcock of Prescot ( Liverpool) C1750
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<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt 13.5pt;"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="line-height: 115%; font-size: 14pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">An unusual 30-hr clock by Simcock of Prescot ( Liverpool) in a fine walnut case C.1750<br /> <br /> </span></span></strong><span style="line-height: 115%; font-size: 14pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">The hood has an arched top with an eagle finial and free standing turned wood pillars. There are two verre eglonise blue glass panels in the arch. The long trunk door has a shaped top and is flanked by reeded ¼ columns. The base has canted angles, a central raised panel and sits on ogee feet.<br /> <br /> The 4 pillar, 30-hr movement has anchor escapement and strikes the hours on a bell via an outside countwheel. It has a very high quality 12” arched dial with well finished spandrels, signature disc in the arch, centre date hand, seconds dial and original hands.<br /> <br /> The dial centre is most unusual with engraved figures of father time – a clockmaker and a man pointing to the sun. </span></span></p>
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<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt 13.5pt;"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="color: red; line-height: 115%; font-size: 14pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">A fine very reasonably priced clock.</span></span></strong><span style="line-height: 115%; font-size: 14pt;"><br /><span style="font-family: Calibri;"> <br /> </span><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Height: 92” / 87 1/2”<br /> </span></strong></span></p>
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Richard Richardson, Aston (Cheshire) C.1745 - 50
<p>A very unusual oak and walnut three-train, quarter chiming longcase clock by Richard Richardson, Aston (Cheshire) C.1745 - 50 The hood has an arched top with a fret beneath, and a glazed door flanked by free standing turned pillars. 1/4 columns flank a long shaped top trunk door and the base has a raised panel and sits on a small apron. This fine case is extensively crossbanded in walnut and was obviously made by a competent cabinetmaker, perhaps working in a nearby town. The substantial 8-day movement has 6 finely turned pillars and plays the 1/4`s on 6 bells and strikes the hours on one. A very distinctive 13 1/2 " brass dial is used on this clock. Its features include: 1) Early starry moon dial 2) Decorative brass figures in the moon humps 3) Four season spandrels 4) Spandrels flanking the seconds dial 5) Numbered silvered and engraved inserts to the winding holes 6) Unusual ?? hour markers.</p>
 
Daniel Seddon, Frodsham ( Cheshire) c1745.
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt 12.75pt;"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: 14pt; line-height: 115%;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Ref No 628<br />A most rare and attractive oak and pollard oak ball moon clock by Daniel Seddon, Frodsham ( Cheshire) c1745.</span></span></strong></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt 12.75pt;"><span style="font-size: 14pt; line-height: 115%;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">        </span>The dome topped hood has an arch fret, side windows and turned free standing pillars with giltwood capitals. The long trunk door with shaped top is crossbanded in pollard oak with boxwood and ebony line inlay, which is repeated on the trunk edge and also on the base which sits on small bracket feet.<br /><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">        </span>The 8-day bell striking movement has 4 beautifully turned pillars, excellent wheelwork and continuous moon drive.<br /><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">        </span>The 12 ½” dial is most attractive with a chevron outside border, season spandrels and arch spandrels flanking a recessed ball moon. A Dutch style chapter ring encloses a matted centre with a recessed seconds dial, ringed winding holes, date aperture, and a fully signed cartouche.</span></span></p>
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<p><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family: ">John and Daniel Seddon were makers of very fine clocks. The best of which were the ones with globe moons in the arch, this one is only the fourth we have seen. John was working from the early 18<sup>th</sup> century and Daniel from around 1740, they were Quakers. Their clocks were particularly noted for exceptional fine engraving.</span></p>
 
Steven Blackburn, Oakham (Rutland)
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<p><span style="font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span><span style="font-family: "><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">          </span>Steven Blackburn is recorded working 1710 – 1770. He took John Woods apprentice in Jan 1745 for 7 years. The plates on this clock have a cut out arch at the bottom, which is typical of the Derbyshire – Nottingham – Rutland area at this time. Two of the early makers using this feature were Wooley of Codnor and Tantum of Loscoe.</span></p>
 
Gilkes of Sibford C1720.
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt 7.5pt;"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: 14pt; line-height: 115%;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Ref 610<br />A good rare early 30-hr oak longcase clock by Gilkes of Sibford C1720.</span></span></strong></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt 7.5pt;"><span style="font-size: 14pt; line-height: 115%;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">          </span>The case of heavy oak construction has a flat topped hood with a solid front and glass aperture. A 45” long trunk door has a half round beaded edge and a base with a small plinth.<br /><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">          </span>The iron and brass birdcage anchor escapement movement retains its original wheel and metalwork and strikes the hours on a bell via an outside countwheel.<br /><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">          </span>The 9” dial has corner spandrels, good hand, central zigzag engraving and is signed Gilkes, Sibford on the chapter ring.</span></span></p>
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<p><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family: ">Thomas Gilkes senior was born in 1675 in Sibford Gower and died in 1757. He was one of the earliest makers of the now renowned Quaker clocks.<br /><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">            </span>A full history of him can be found in “The Quaker Clockmakers of North Oxfordshire” by Tim Marshall.</span></p>
 
Thomas Ogden, Halifax C1738.
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt 10.5pt;"><span style="line-height: 115%; font-size: 16pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">       </span>The silver outercase has a paper insert of The Prince Of Wales with the date 1738. The watch case is of silver with an enamelled dial, original hands, brass movement plates with Egyptian pillars and verge escapement. The backplate is most beautifully adorned with engraved silver decoration, signature band, regulation dial and all screws and springs are blued.<br /><br /></span><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Dial size: 38mm<br />Overall size: 48mm<br /></span></strong></span></p>
<p><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: ">Thomas Ogden (see history on item 564) was famous for making very fine clocks, although listed as making watches; this is the only one we have ever seen and is indeed a work of art. </span></p>
 
John Owen, Llanwrst
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<p><span style="font-family: "><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">          </span>John Owen was born in 1719, married in 1746 and died 1776. A maker of very distinctive clocks. He dominated the North Wales Conway Valley area for many years. For a comprehensive history of Johns life and working practices please see the “clockmakers of Llanwrst” by Colin and Mary Brown.</span></p>
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John Powell, Ravensthorpe ( Yorks) C1730.
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Samuel Ogden in Ripponden C1705 - 10.
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt 14.1pt;"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="line-height: 115%; font-size: 14pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">A most rare and unusual early pine longcase clock by “Samuel Ogden in Ripponden” C1705 – 10.<br /><br /></span></span></strong><span style="line-height: 115%; font-size: 14pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">       </span>The hood has a flat top and turned attached pillars to the front door. There is a side window and a rear pillar to the left hand side only, the right side has never been so fitted. There is an elaborate mould round the front glass. <br /><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">       </span>The trunk door has a ½ round moulded edging, a raised panel and a central glass lenticle, there are case mouldings above and below. The base has a similar raised panel and sits on a small plinth. <strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="color: #ff0000;">This case is of good colour and is full of rustic charm.</span></strong><span style="color: #ff0000;"> </span>It retains its original butterfly hinges and door lock.<br /><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">       </span>The 8-day movement strikes the hours on a bell via an inside countwheel, has 4 finely turned and finned pillars, good wheel and metal work including a nicely ornamented hammer spring.<br /><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">       </span>It has a most attractive 11” dial with winged cherub corner spandrels, date aperture, second ring, ringed winding holes, original hands and a flower and foliage engraved centre. The silver chapter ring is signed “Samuel Ogden in Ripponden Fecit”.<br /><br /></span></span><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: ">Samuel Ogden II was a member of the famous Ogden family. He was the son of Samuel I and was born in Ripponden in 1689. He probably worked with his brother, Thomas initially. He moved to Alnwick (Northumberland) in 1712 until 1728 and then went to Benwell (near Newcastle- On- Tyne) where he died in 1765.</span></p>
 
Samuel Gascoigne, London C1685.
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<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt 9pt;"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"> </span><span style="line-height: 115%; font-size: 14pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">The flat topped hood has a fret, long side windows, barley twist columns with turned wood capitals and a convex throat moulding beneath.<br /> <span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">         </span>The 42” long trunk door has an applied ½ round edging mould and the base sits on bun feet. There is a chevron border to the door and base and the sides are set into panels.<br /> <span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">         </span>The excellent 8-day movement has 4 finely turned and latched pillars, anchor escapement, good wheelwork and strikes the hours on a bell via an inside countwheel.<br /> <span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">         </span>The 10” dial has winged cherub head corner spandrels, fine hands, ringed winding holes, a date aperture, and is signed below VI – Samuel Gascoigne, London.</span></span></p>
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<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt 9pt;"><span style="line-height: 115%; font-size: 14pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Samuel Gascoigne was born in 1655 and was apprenticed in March 1669 to Arthur Dove after whose death was transferred to Robert Seignior until 1676. He was free of the clockmakers company in April 1676 and took on as apprentices Richard Gascoigne, his brother in July 1676, Henry Osmonde in July 1681 and Matthew Nightingale in April 1686.</span></span></p>
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Andrew Brown, Edinburgh C1695.
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 15.85pt 10pt 7.05pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;">A most rare, <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="color: #ff0000;">month going</span></span><span style="color: #ff0000;"> </span>ebony and rosewood longcase clock by Andrew Brown, Edinburgh C1695.<br /></strong><br /><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">             </span>The hood has a caddy top with 3 giltwood finials, a fine repousse brass fret, long side windows and ebony side columns with turned giltwood capitals.<br /><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">             </span>The long trunk door has a ½ round ebony beaded edge, crossbanding, brass bound lenticel and boxwood lined geometrical decoration – a feature that continues on the base, which sits on bun feet.<br /><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">             </span>There is ebony mouldings throughout the case, all the sides are laid into panels with crossbanding and boxwood lines. The carcass of this case is of heavy pine construction suitable to take the heavy month going weights.<br /><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">             </span>The month going movement has 5 wheel trains, anchor escapement and strikes the hours on a bell via a countwheel. It has long plates and 5 finely turned pillars. The 12” dial has the early use of crown and cherub spandrels, ringed winding holes, calendar aperture, seconds ring, original hands and a bold signature on the chapter ring.<br /><br /></span></span><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: "><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: ">Andrew Brown, son of James brown of Langnewton was apprenticed to Humphrey Mills on the 21<sup>st</sup> Dec 1664. On the 30<sup>th</sup> June 1675 he was made a Burgess of Edinburgh and a week later a freeman of the hammermen. In 1677 he married Catherine Hogg and had at least 3 sons. In 1689 and 1690 he was elected boxmaster of the hammermen second in command to the Deacon, while in 1696 he became guild brother of Edinburgh. He died 12/4/1712.<br /><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">                </span>John Smith, author of Old Scottish Clockmakers quotes “in view of the long time he was in business, 35 years, it is remarkable how exceedingly scarce are specimens of his art, only 3 have come under our notice one being the splendid clock in the lobby of the advocates library, another that was exposed in the window of a dealer in queen St. and the third in the possession of a private party.<br /><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">                </span>Our clock case was made by the same cabinet maker that made the clock case in the advocate’s library. Similarities include a heavy pine carcass, brass repousse fret, identical capitals on the hood pillars, and the most unusual practice of inlaying boxwood of geometric patterns into rosewood veneers, although the advocates clock does have marquetry to the trunk door and caddy top, it does have boxwood strung panels to the sides and a very similar base to our clock.<br />Conclusions:<br /><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">                </span>Any clock dated pre.1700 from Edinburgh is an extremely rare item. Our discovery of this clock virtually intact and its subsequent restoration to a fine working clock is indeed a rare occurrence. </span></span></p>
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Joseph Cooper, Malpas C.1730
<p>An early oak longcase with crossbanding. The hood with caddy top and arched glazed door with attached pillars and gilded capitals. Small arched side widows and rear 1/4 pillars. The long trunk door with arched top above a similar base with a small plinth. The eight-day movement striking the hours on a bell has 4 finely shaped pillars, decorative metalwork and thistle shaped screws. The 12in dial has an engraved border, brass corner spandrels, raised chapter ring and a sunburst in the arch; the winding and date aperture are ringed. A most unusual feature is an engraved silvered plate with second dial set below 12 o'clock. The clock is signed on the chapter ring <em>Joseph Cooper, Malpas.</em></p>
<p><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family: "><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;"> <span style="font-size: x-small;"> </span></span><span style="font-size: x-small;">Joseph Cooper of Whitchurch was working from 1707 and died in 1752. He signed a few clocks Malpas, a nearby town. He was an exceptionally good maker and made mainly eight-day clocks. His work included decorative metal work and fine pillars and his engraving was also very distinctive.</span></span></p>
 
James Gandy, Cockermouth C.1750
<p>A beautifully dialled oak and walnut crossbabnded longcase clock by James Gandy, Cockermouth C.1750 The hood has its original shallow caddy and free standing turned side pillars. The long trunk door has a typical "Lake District" double hump top and is crossbanded as is the base, which sits on small bracket feet. The eight day, hourly striking movement of typical Gandy quality has 4 finely turned pillars, good metal work and countwheel strike. Gandy was renowned for his unusual dials with flamboyant engraving, which he did himself. The dial is 11 3/4 " square, has brass corner spandrels, a silvered chapter ring with elaborately engraved 1/2 hour markers, applied ringed brass winding hole circles and brass outer seconds and date dials. The centre is silvered making a good contrast for the brass circles.</p>
 
Joshua Harrocks, Lancaster C.1760
<p>Arched brass dial by Joshua Harrocks, Lancaster in an exemplary Gillows style mahogany case. C.1760. The hood with swan necked pediment and carved rosettes and central reeded finial. Turned and shaped pillars with wooden capitals flanking the arched glazed door. The long trunk door with arched top is flanked by reeded 1/4 columns, above a base with canted corners and set on bracket feet. This case is of the finest quality with choice veneers and probably came from the Gillows workshops. The eight day four pillar movement striking the hours on a bell with a 13in dial with raised chapter ring, brass spandrels, seconds dial, the centre is engraved with foliage and has black ray winged winding holes and date aperture. The arch contains a regular Harrocks hunting scene, and a signature arch.</p>
 
Edward Hariman, Workington C.1750. A fine rotating globe moon clock.
<p>The movement is of the highest quality with good wheelwork and finish. It has four turned pillars, unusual rack striking, continuous ball moon drive and strikes the hours on a bell. The 12in dial with engraved border has four season spandrels, Dutch style (wavy band) chapter ring, seconds ring and date aperture. It retains its original hands and turned blued steel winding hole inserts.</p>
<p>In the arch, flanked by spandrels is a globe moon, 1/2 silvered and 1/2 matt black, with a central ring numbered 1-29 1/2 and a pointer hand to read the age of the moon. This case is very attractive, with nice figuring and a deep reddish glow.</p>
<p>Edward Hariman was born around 1700 in the Crosby area (3 miles from Maryport) and was married in 1729. He moved to Workington in the early 1730's and catered for the local market, making both 30-hour and 8-day clocks, he also made a few special clocks with astronomical dials, and the present example with a globe moon. He died in Workington in 1776.Full history on request.</p>
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James Ogden, (Soyland, Yorks).
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 12.6pt 0pt 9pt;"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">       </span>The posted frame movement has anchor escapement and strikes the hours via a countwheel on a top mounted bell, it has good wheel and metal work including a very decorative hammer spring. The 9 7/8" dial has crown and cherub corner spandrels, a riveted chapter ring, date aperture, original hand and a most wonderful dial centre engraved with tulips and foliage.</span></span></p>
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<p><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family: "><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">          </span>James Ogden senior was born in the 1640`s and died 1735. He lived and worked in Soyland Town near Halifax. He is known through one lantern clock and an 8-day longcase. His son James made some clocks in the early 1700`s, but died aged 26 in 1715.</span></p>
 
John Wilks, Wolverton (Warwickshire) C1745.
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<p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="text-indent: 36pt; margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt 11.25pt;"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">The flat topped hood has a most unusual pewter fret, free standing pillars, and an opening glazed door. The long trunk door is 45 ½" long x 7" wide and the base sits on a small plinth.<br /><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">        </span>The 4 turned pillar plated movement is in good original condition with anchor escapement and outside countwheel. It has a most attractive 8 ½" dial with four season spandrels, ½ hour markers, original hand, and is boldly signed John Wilks.<br style="mso-special-character: line-break;" /><br style="mso-special-character: line-break;" /></span></span></p>
<p><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: "><br /><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">            </span>John Wilks was recorded working at Wolverton from 1725 – 50 and also at Stratford-Upon- Avon which is 6 miles away from 1730-76. He repaired the church clocks at Barford, Harbury and Kenilworth.</span></p>
 
Robert Davies, Burnley C.1715
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<p><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family: "><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">        </span>Robert Davis was Burnley’s first clockmaker working there by 1695. Only a very few of his clocks still survive, one of which is in Browsholme Hall, Clitheroe and another in Salmesbury Hall near Preston. His cases are of oak, the earliest being of primitive construction. Two clocks are dated, one 1695 and the other 1723.</span></p>
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Thomas Quested Wye, Kent C1750
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<p>A small oak grandmother clock by Thomas Quested Wye, Kent C1750.</p>
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<p>The flat topped hood has a heavy overhang, turned free standing pillars and a glazed door. It has a long square topped trunk door, a base with a surrounding moulding and sits on a small plinth. The 5” brass arched dial has good hands, winding holes and a full arch signature. The later 8-day ting-tang movement strikes the ¼`s on two bells and the hours on one.</p>
<p>Height: 69” (175cms)</p>
<p>Price: £2,250</p>
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<p>Thomas Quested was working in Wye in the mid-18th century. His effects were sold up in 1780.</p>
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Thomas Talbot Nantwich (Cheshire) C1710.
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 8.25pt 10pt 11.85pt;"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">A very early provincial longcase clock by Thomas Talbot, the first clockmaker in Nantwich (Cheshire) C1710.</span></span></strong></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 8.25pt 10pt 11.85pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">           </span>The hood has a caddy top, a glazed door and attached turned wood pillars. The trunk has canted corners, a 39inch<span style="mso-bidi-font-family: Calibri; mso-bidi-theme-font: minor-latin;"> long trunk door with a ½ round beading surround and a glass lenticle. A plain base sits on a small plinth.</span></span></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 8.25pt 10pt 11.85pt;"><span style="mso-bidi-font-family: Calibri; mso-bidi-theme-font: minor-latin;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">           </span>The fine quality 8-day hour striking movement has 4 beautifully turned and finned pillars, anchor escapement and strikes on a bell via an inside countwheel, all the wheel and metal work is original. This clock has a most attractive 11 1/2 dial with winged cherubs head spandrels, ringed winding holes, second dial, a date aperture surrounded by engraving, and original hands. It is signed on the chapter ring “Tho Talbot Nantwich”.</span></span></span></p>
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<p><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: "><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">                </span>Thomas Talbot was working in Nantwich from around 1675 and died there 29<sup>th</sup> June 1717. A lantern clock is known by him and a few longcases of both 30-hr and 8-day duration. His work is of very high quality and does resemble London work, perhaps he served his apprenticeship in London before returning to Nantwich.</span></p>
 
Edward Barlow, Oldham (Lancs) C1725 -30.
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<p><span style="font-size: 14pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: "><span>            </span>The arch topped hood has a beautiful blind fret, free standing turned pillars with gilded capitals and arched side windows. A long shaped topped trunk door has book matched veneer with crossbanding and a chevron border and the similar base sits on small feet. All the sides are laid into panels.<br /><span>            </span>The 8-day movement has four beautifully turned pillars, excellent wheel and metal work, anchor escapement and strikes the hours on a bell via an inside countwheel.<br /><span>            </span>The fine 12</span><span style="font-size: 14pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: ">" dial has brass corner and arch spandrels, ringed winding holes, a date aperture surrounded by foliage engraving and a seconds dial. In the arch is a moon dial surrounded by exquisite foliage engraving, a moons age aperture and a silvered signature plaque.<br /><br /><strong><br /><br /><br /></strong><span>            </span>Edward Barlow Oldham was born in 1699 and died in 1776. The son of Henry and father of Benjamin and William (both clockmakers) he is frequently mentioned repairing the church clock and chimes, a prominent member of the community he was a borough councillor and surveyor of highways.</span></p>
 
Samuel Ogden, Benwell C1740.
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt 14.25pt;"><span style="line-height: 115%; font-size: 14pt;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">       </span>The most unusual hood has a break arch with central finial, canted corners, fine mouldings, rosewood crossbanding, and side windows. The long trunk door has a central star and rosewood crossbanding and is flanked by full length rosewood ¼ columns with turned capitals. A similar base has a central star and sits on a small plinth.<br /><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">       </span>The finely constructed 8-day movement has four turned and finned pillars, anchor escapement, and strikes the hours on a bell via an inside countwheel. It has a well laid out 12” dial with corner and arch spandrels, date aperture, ringed winding holes, recessed seconds dial, a penny moon with age aperture, and a silvered circle signed Sam Ogden Fecit. Typical Ogden family features on this clock are the blued steel surrounds to the date and moons age indicators and the ½ round brass beading around the dial edge.</span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt 14.25pt;"><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: "><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">            </span>Samuel Ogden II son of Samuel I was born in Ripponden in 1689. He probably worked with his brother Thomas initially, but was recorded at Alnwick (Northumberland) from 1712 – 28, he then went to Benwell (near Newcastle –On-Tyne) where he died in 1765. His son Samuel III moved to Halifax to take over his uncle Thomas`s business on his death in 1770.</span></p>
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John Shepley - Stockport C 1740
<p>The hood with caddy top with 3 gilt wood finials the columns flanking the door capped in gilt wood .The crossbanded trunk door has a shaped top and is flanked by ?? turned pillars. The base again crossbanded with canted front corners set on replaced feet. The eight-day movement strikes the hours on a bell and has a very attractive 11-?? inch square brass dial. The raised chapter ring is engraved with roman and Arabic numerals. The dial centre is well engraved with scrolling leaves and has a date aperture above V1. Below the X11 is the nice feature of a penny moon with an age aperture to the right signed on the chapter ring Jn Shepley Stockport. John Shepley was a very good and accomplished early maker. Although relatively little is known about him, two clocks dating from around 1710 are illustrated in Loomes Brass Dial Clocks Pg. 144/146. Also a "fine marquetrie clock" is recorded by Shipley of Hyde C.1705, which is probably the same man. I have also seen a fine musical by him in a red walnut case. He died 1749/50.</p>
 
John Joyce, Ellesmere (Shropshire) C.1768
<p>A very unusual oak longcase clock by John Joyce, Ellesmere (Shropshire) C.1768. The elaborate hood with caddy top surmounted with a giltwood shell and two giltwood finials. There are 4 freestanding turned pillars and the date in the fret. A slim 33" long arched trunk door is flanked by flat reeded side columns and the base has a central recessed chevron panel. There is unusual crossbanding to the trunk door and hood. The 8-day hour striking movement has 4 finely turned pillars, good wheelwork and a 12" dial with seconds dial, date aperture and brass corner spandrels. John Joyce, son of clockmaker William was baptised at Wrexham 24th May 1718 and died in 1787. Of his 7 sons 5 became clockmakers. He attended to St. Mary's church clock in Ellesmere from 1738 - 1758.</p>
 
Jeremiah Standring, Bolton C.1740
<p>A very good coloured oak and crossbanded clock. The hood with caddy top and fret, with square glazed door flanked by turned and shaped pillars with wooden capitals. The long trunk door with shaped top flanked by full-length 1/4 columns, with a matching base with canted corners and small bracket feet. The eight-day 4-pillar movement striking the hours on a bell with a 12in square dial with brass corner spandrels, raised chapter ring, date aperture and engraved centre with signature plaque. Jeremiah Stranding of Bolton a very competent maker was working before 1741 when he was married, he died in 1782. In the period of 1760-70 he made some very fine moon dial clocks housed in magnificent mahogany cases, one of which is in the Lady Lever art Gallery, Port Sunlight.</p>
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Thomas Waller, Preston C.1735
<p>A dramatically figured provincial walnut longcase clock by Thomas Waller, Preston C.1735 The domed top hood has a verre eglonise panel in the arch and turned free standing pillars with giltwood capitals to the front and rear. A most dramatically figured long trunk door is double crossbanded to form a herringbone edging and has a brass keyhole escutcheon. The base is similarly figured and crossbanded and sits on small bracket feet. The eight day movement strikes the hours on a bell, it has 4 very finely turned pillars, and all its original wheelwork and collets. A very well executed 12 3/4 " dial has brass corner and arch spandrels, silvered chapter and moon age dials, matted centre, ringed winding holes and elaborate engraving around the date aperture. In the arch is a moon dial and a moons age hand. All the hands are original and it is signed on the bottom of the chapter ring Thom Waller Preston.<br /><br /><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="font-family: andale mono,times;">Thomas Waller was the son of John Waller, clockmaker, and the brother of William Waller, clockmaker of Preston. His father died in1724. His mother Alice Waller apprenticed Thomas to Joseph Finney of Knowsley, Liverpool for the unusually short period of four years from 2-2-1729 for a fee of £30. A marriage bond dated 18-5-1737, survives for Thomas Waller, clockmaker and Agnes Baynes single woman, both were of Preston. Thomas and his brothers were entered in the 1722 and1742 Preston Guild Rolls.</span></span></span></p>
 
Wakefield of Manchester
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<p>The hood with swan necked top and turned wood finial, and an arched glazed door flanked by plain columns with Corinthian caps. A shaped top trunk door has a brass escutheon while the trunk corners and top have Chippendale style blind frets. The base has canted corners and is set on ogee feet. The eight-day movement has shaped plates, a 2/3 second pendulum, brass-cased weights and strikes the hours on a bell. It has a 7 1/2 " arched dial with applied silvered capter ring, brass corner spandrels and a strike - silent dial in the arch.</p>
 
Barwise Cockermouth C.1765
<p>Fine mahogany longcase clock. The hood with swan`s neck pediment with applied carved roundels with dentil cornice below, and a single brass finial in the centre. The glazed door flanked by reeded side pillars. Carved blind fret above the shaped trunk door which is crossbanded and flanked by 1/4 reeded columns. Similar crossbanded base with canted corners sitting on bracket feet. The eight day movement striking the hours on a bell. The 13in arched brass dial with Indian mask spandrels and silvered chapter ring with roman numerals. The inner part engraved with days of the month, blued steel hands and shaped brass centre date hand. The centre silvered and well engraved and signed in scrolling boxes Barwise Cockermouth. The arch contains a painted moondial with a pointer indicating the moons age. Lot Barwise was born at Oulton Wigton in 1726 and died in 1779. He worked in Cockermouth from 1750. This is an exceptionally fine clock by a renowned maker.</p>
 
John Owen, Llanwrst (North Wales)
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<p><span><span>          </span>John Owen was born in 1719, married in 1746 and died 1776. A maker of very distinctive clocks. He dominated the North Wales Conway Valley area for many years. For a comprehensive history of Johns life and working practices please see the “clockmakers of Llanwrst” by Colin and Mary Brown.</span></p>
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Gabriel Smith, Barthomley (Cheshire) C1705.
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 9.4pt 10pt 15.75pt;"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="line-height: 115%; font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">A fine early oak longcase clock by Gabriel Smith, Barthomley (Cheshire) C1705.</span></span></strong></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 9.4pt 10pt 15.75pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;"><span style="line-height: 115%; font-size: 12pt;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">       </span>The hood has a caddy top with 3 giltwood finials, attached turned columns to the door and there are 2 side windows. The trunk door has a glass lenticle and a ½ round beaded surround. A plain base sits on a small plinth.<br /><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">       </span>The 8-day movement strikes the hours on a bell via an inside countwheel, it has 5 elaborately turned pillars, heavy plates and good wheelwork. The 11 ¾ "</span><span style="line-height: 115%; font-size: 12pt;"> solid brass dial has corner spandrels applied chapter and seconds dials ringed winding holes and date aperture with an engraved surround. </span></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 9.4pt 10pt 15.75pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="line-height: 115%; font-size: 12pt;"> </span></strong></span><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: ">Gabriel Smith was without doubt one of the best early provincial makers born in 1654. He worked in barthomley from around 1690 – 1722 when he moved to Nantwich. He died in Barthomeley in 1743.<br />More info on request. </span></p>
 
John Whitehurst Snr. Congleton (Cheshire) C1720.
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt 12pt;"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="line-height: 115%; font-size: 14pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">A rare early oak longcase clock by John Whitehurst Snr. Congleton (Cheshire) C1720.<br /></span></span></strong><span style="line-height: 115%; font-size: 14pt;"><br /><span style="font-family: Calibri;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">        </span>The hood has a caddy top with 3 giltwood finials, attached turned columns and side windows. The long trunk door has a half round beaded edge and a lenticle with a giltwood surround. A plain base has a small plinth.<br /><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">        </span>Extensive use of ¼ sawn oak and a good patina make this an attractive clock.<br /><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">        </span>The movement has 4 finely turned and finned pillars, anchor escapement, good wheel and metal work and strikes the hours on a bell via an inside countwheel. It has fine 12 "</span></span><span style="font-family: Calibri;"><span style="line-height: 115%; font-size: 14pt;"> dial with brass corner spandrels, ringed winding holes, and a beautifully engraved centre. Signed on the chapter ring “John Whithurst” (without the E).</span></span></p>
<p><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: ">John Whitehurst was born in 1687 at Biddulph where his family farmed. It is not known where he served his apprenticeship but assuming this was for the normal 7 years starting at 14 years old. He would have completed this in 1708. He set up in nearby Congleton as a clockmaker working there until his death, thought to be in 1731.<br /><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">            </span>Very few of his clocks survive, but they all show his skill and workmanship. A full history of this renowned family can be seen in “John Whitehurst of Derby” by Maxwell Craven.</span></p>
 
George Booth, Manchester C.1715
<p>An early 30 hour ebony clock by George Booth, Manchester C.1715 The hood has a front opening door, side windows and a concave moulding beneath. The long trunk door has a knob fastener and a glass lenticle and the plain restored base sits on a small plinth. George Booth is well known for his excellent movements and this one has 4 beautifully turned pillars, all its original wheelwork and strikes the hours on a bell via and outside countwheel. The 10" dial has crown and cherub spandrels, a well engraved and signed chapter ring, engraving around the date box and a single brass hand. George Booth was known to be working in Manchester in 1709and was still producing clocks by 1740. He was undoubtedly Manchester's premier maker, making 1/4 chiming and ball moon clocks, some housed in magnificent cases. He also continued to make good 30 hour clocks in humbler cases for the general market. For a full history see" Clockmakers of Manchester" by E. Davis.</p>
 
Robert Parkinson, Lancaster C 1745
<p>Robert Parkinson, Lancaster C 1745 A fine oak and mahogany crossbanded longcase clock. The flat topped hood with square glazed door flanked by round pillars with turned wood capitals. The crossbanded long trunk door has a shaped top and is flanked by plain 1/4 pillars with turned wood capitals above a similar base set on ogee feet. The eight-day movement with 12in square brass dial and raised chapter ring, engraved with roman and Arabic numerals, seconds dial and date aperture. The centre is matted and has ringed winding holes. The movement has repeating work.</p>
 
William Parkinson, Lancaster
<p>An imposing oak and yew longcase by a member of this eminent family of clockmakers. The hood with architectural top and dentil mouldings. The arched glazed door flanked by wood capped plain columns. The long shaped top trunk door cross banded with yew wood flanked by plain 1/4 columns. The similar base has a yew banded panel and sits on bracket feet. ( note: the base with restoration) The 13in arched brass dial with large headed cherub spandrels and raised chapter ring with roman and Arabic numerals, seconds ring and date aperture. Foliate engraving to the centre and signature boss in the arch. William Parkinson was born in 1738 and died 1799. He was a freeman of Lancaster in 1758.</p>
 
Boothsbank Farm, Leigh Road, Worsley, Manchester M28 1LL. England