A late 18th century brass dial oak 8 day longcase clock  John Smith, Chester
Lot 119
A late 18th century brass-dial oak-cased eight-day longcase clock John Smith, Chester
Sold for £875 (US$ 1,476) inc. premium
Auction Details
The Oak Interior Chester
17 Jan 2013 11:00 GMT

Auction 21094
Lot Details
A late 18th century brass-dial oak-cased eight-day longcase clock
John Smith, Chester
Having a 12 1/4" brass break arch dial with Roman hours and Arabic minutes, engraved centre with seconds dial and date aperture, engraved 'John Smith, Chester', applied scrolling floral pierced brass spandrels, hand painted Eagle on roundel in arch, flanked by sea-serpent brackets; the four knopped pillar movement rack striking on a bell; the hood having broken swan neck pediment with later door knob finials, above fluted pillars with wooden capitals, the shaped top door with crossbanded edge flanked by conforming fluted canted pillars, on a plain base raised on small bracket feet, sold with pendulum, two weights and a door key,

Footnotes

  • John Smith is recorded in 'Chester Clocks and Clockmakers' by Nicholas Moore (Grosvenor Museum Chester) as working in Foregate St. in 1781, active c.1750 - 85
    'John Smith appears to have been the most prolific of Chester clockmaker and more examples of his work survive than any other local maker.'
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