A part 18th century oak 30-hour longcase clock  John Hough, High Leigh
Lot 90
A part 18th century oak-cased thirty-hour longcase clock John Hough, High Leigh
Sold for £375 (US$ 623) inc. premium
Auction Details
The Oak Interior Chester
17 Jan 2013 11:00 GMT

Auction 21094
Lot Details
A part 18th century oak-cased thirty-hour longcase clock
John Hough, High Leigh
Having a 11-inch brass dial, silvered chapter ring with Roman hours, signed 'John Hough, High Leigh', framing matted centre with date aperture; the movement with open countwheel rack-striking on a bell; the hood having caddie top and hand-painted verre eglomise panel, the turned columns with plain capitals, the shaped top crossbanded long door above a plain base, lacking plinth, (sold with weight and pendulum), 201cm (79") high

Footnotes

  • Brittens Clocks and Watchmakers lists a John Hough at Knutsford in the 1740's. The village of High Legh near Knutsford is often referred to in records as 'High Leigh', probably because of the Leigh family who owned the now demolished Leigh Hall.
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