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JAMES RULE, PORTSMOUTH CIRCA 1770


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A small, well proportioned Hampshire Longcase clock. A good quality 'London' mahogany case with figuring to the trunk door and base. An arched hood pediment surmounted by 2 original brass finials. Brass capped fluted hood and trunk side columns. A re-entrant moulded base panel. A 12" arched brass dial with silvered chapter ring. A strike/silent lever to the arch with seconds dial and date aperture. A fine quality 5-pillar mechanism striking the hours on a bell. Brass cased weights and flat rod pendulum.

This high quality London quality case and mechanism are often seem in Portsmouth as apprentice clockmakers seemed to move to this area.

James Rule of Portsmouth is recorded in Baillies 'Watchmakers and Clockmakers of The World' book as working before 1778. This example dates to circa 1770.

Height 6ft 11 " / 211 cms Width (of hood)19" / 48 cms Depth 9" / 22 cms

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ROBERT CONDEN, LONDON Circa 1780


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A rare Georgian London longcase clock with lunar moon phases and quarter striking on a rack of bells. A tall, well proportioned case of fine quality with fretwork to the hood pediment and side sounds fretting. A pagoda pediment with 2 original brass ball finials (I have the 3rd original central one). Brass capped hood and trunk columns with brass fluted stopwork. An arched trunk door and a re-entrant base panel. An arched brass and silvered dial with lunar moon phases to the arch. Date and seconds indicators and 'Dutch' five minute outer markers to the silvered chapter ring. A high quality 8-day duration mechanism striking the hours on a bell and quarters on a nest of bells. Brass cased weights and flat rod pendulum.

Robert Conden of London is recorded in Brittens' 'Old Clocks and Watches and Their Makers' book as working at 51, Clerkenwell Close from 1780-1785.

London longcase clocks with lunar moon phases are seldom seen and with the addition of quarter striking makes this a rare example.

Height 8ft 2 "/ 249 cms Width 21" / 53 cms Depth 9 1/2" / 24cms.

£ 9850 (US$ 13,887) (Euro 11,132)

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LAW & SON, BALLs POND ROAD, LONDON CIRCA 1865


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A good quality London longcase clock. An architectural pediment with central brass patterae and coloured glass side hood apertures. A London area 'regulator' style case with a re-entrant base panel and fluted trunk sides. Choice flame mahogany case veneers. A cast brass bezel surround to the circular painted dial signed 'Law and Son, Balls Pond Road'. A seconds dial and blued steel hands. An 8-day duration mechanism striking the hours on a bell.

Thomas Law and Son of London are recorded in Baillies' 'Watchmakers and Clockmakers of The World' book as working from 1863.

Height 7ft 1 " / 217 cms Width (at widest point at hood top) 18 " / 47 cms Depth 9 " / 23 cms.

£ 2200 (US$ 2794) (Euro 2486)

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THOMAS MORGAN, BRISTOL Circa. 1810


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A quality Bristol Georgian period longcase clock. A fine well proportioned mahogany case with choice flame veneers and boxwood banded inlays. A swan neck hood pediment with central brass finial. Corinthium capped fluted hood columns. A regional styled 'wavy' hood door inner surround. An arched painted dial with corner decorations and a country horse riding hunting scene to the arch. Blued steel hands and a date aperture and seconds dial. An 8-day duration mechanism striking the hours on a bell.

The Morgan family of clockmakers from Bristol are noted makers. Thomas Morgan worked at Broad Weir, Bridewell Lane, High Street and Merchants Passage from 1761-1838.

Height 7ft 3 " / 221cms Width (at widest point of hood) 19 / 38 cms Depth 10" / 29 cms

£ 1650 (US$ 2136) (Euro 1898)

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JAMES BUTLER, BOLTON Circa 1780


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A fine quality and impressive Lancashire Georgian moon phase longcase clock. A detailed hood pediment with a swan neck surmounted by a Chinese pagoda with 3 wooden ball finials. Fluted hood and trunk side columns. A fine mahogany case with choice book matched trunk veneers with a Gothic Trunk door top. A re-entrant raised base panel and standing on the original ogee bracket feet. Dentil cornice mouldings below the hood. A high quality brass and silvered dial with lunar moon phases to the arch and signed 'James Butler Fecit Bolton'. Rococo cast corner spandrels and a well engraved dial centre with blued steel hands. A date aperture and seconds dial. An 8-day duration mechanism striking the hours on a bell.

James Butler of Bolton is recorded in Loomes' 'Watchmakers and Clockmakers of The World' book as born in 1757 and married to Alice in 1783. This example dates to circa 1780.

Height 7ft 11 " / 241 cms Width 21 " / 55 cms Depth 10" / 25 cms.

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