Only the clockmaker signed the clock, and usually, just on the dial. Lacquered cases were also very popular throughout the 18th century. The Concise Guide to British Clocks, 1992, by Brian Loomes, published by Barrie Jenkins. Quartered columns are Chippendale — Sheraton in origin and very popular in the second half of the 18th c. How to Date Your Grandfather Clock C2011 grandfather clock clock repair repair clock How To Date Your Grandfather Clock The Origins Of The Grandfather Clock An English lantern clock, made in London around 1650.
C 1740 London, 8 day, Japanned Lacquered Case, in Stunning Original condition. I show pictures of three clocks that have similar hood decorations. Not much different from modern day quartzs. Swan necks increased in popularity from the mid 18th century to the present time. To wind a chain-driven longcase clock, one , lifting the weights until the weights come up to just under the clock's face. These are about a metre 39 inches long to the centre of the bob , requiring a long narrow case. Boxwood dental moulding above the door of a wonderful flame mahogany.
Dial Spandrels These tend to be a better date guide than hands, which were often broken and replaced 1. Examination of the centre section of the dial, which would normally be matted brass on London clocks of the time, shows that this has been cut out and replaced, figure 13. And even after that, it dropped into the space between the case frame and the front moulding! Laprade, I'm curious about the Chris clock. The plinth is most likely to be a repair. Glossary of Antique Clock Styles Page 1 Advertising Clock Wall or shelf clocks that display advertising somewhere on their clock dial or case. I can see why it was done; the case is a very fancy one, and spade hands are plain.
After 1750 the screw heads are round, and the thread profile is better cut. The weights are brass cased and lead filled. In the North of England after 1830 grandfather clocks gradually got bigger and bigger, until by the end of the period some of them were huge - - - the dials were often fifteen inches wide and the clocks were eight feet tall, sometimes nine feet or more. You may be interested to know that I've found the photo s that I was thinking about. Liverpool port, though small, was better than Chester, up a tidal river, The Dee, and Parkgate, being encroached by silt in the Dee estuary , because it was free of silt, where the harbour was.
The need to protect the movement within a high case to house the heavy drive weights, and soon afterwards a long pendulum that beat once every second, led to a style of clock that remained popular for more than two centuries. This happens once an hour just before the strike and continues until the weight passes an optical sensor. The silvered dial is inscribed 'Russells Limited, Liverpool'. Often used by Thomas Thompion, but appears 1695 to 1730 on provincial clocks. The same is true for the matting in the center of the dial. Gothic Clock A shelf clock with a pointed top case, in the style of Gothic architecture; often accentuated by rosettes, tracery, or other Gothic style ornamentation.
Can anyone elaborate on if that is the norm in New World cases. Those who can't afford the high costs of making bespoke hands, have to make do with what they have, or be lucky. I think there is another Scots one somewhere in one of the threads, which has the same English influence. Oak cases cross-banded in oak are known, but are very unusual. Nevertheless, an important feature of the market over the last 25 years has been the growing interest in regional clockmaking, admired for the genius and idiosyncrasies of individual makers many of them a match for their London contemporaries and their sense of place. His name could have been the one that was cut from the original dial.
He was well known locally as a maker of high quality clocks and this is a fine example of a very early, painted dial clock of the late 18th century. Painted dial clocks appeared about 1765 to 1780, and after this the brass dial clock ceased to be made, again with just a few exceptions in rural areas, especially the far southern counties of England. Unfortunately today, many clocks are in a similar condition, give or take a few alternative changes. One of the pictures shows the feet that were on the clock when I got it. What is very disturbing is that many, if not most, longcase clocks found today are marriages, or otherwise substantially modified. My clock was made in the mid 1820s so this style had been in America for some time however I agree the original origin was England. The engraving in this new centre section does not match the rest of the dial, figure 14.
Nothing says history and charm like a tall grandfather clock that sounds the Westminster chimes on the hour just like Big Ben in London. Very popular outside London 1700 to 1725 Can be seen on the early brass dial pictured above. Bonhams' sale in December 2009 included this Ahasuerus Fromanteel longcase which made £340,000. The inlay and simple marquetry is also from a Sheraton -Hepplewhite influence, again of the later 18th c. The trunk door is quite plain with just a simple bead. These include octagon or round drop, short or long drop.
The use of high quality mahogany mouldings and veneer throughout the case is typical of the best work of the time. Country clocks often have a rather plain, but nicely proportioned Oak case, often with a flat top, but after 1740 the fashion came in to put horns on the top, often decorated with round wood or brass facings. Fine swept arch hood above an eagle finial, the face with a silver chapter ring showing Roman numerals, the upper section with phases of the moon retaining original decoration. We cannot date this clock from the name on the dial, 2. L: Very popular 1750 to 1800 M: Again, much used North and South 1750 to 1800 N: Final form of hands on brass dials 1780 to 1820 Also used on the first painted dials of the same period P: As above. I had that privilege in the 70s-80s.