3 New Antique Longcase Mahogany Clocks Purchased

30Jul12
Managed to buy 3 good longcases recently – all made in Bristol, all 8 day, all mahogany, all bought privately.
 Knight & Withers of Bristol, recorded – St.Augustines Back 1833 – 1837.
8 day, with 12″ breakarch painted dial, the arch painting depicting a tartan kilted figure wearing a plumed bonnet, carrying a shepherd’s crook with a dog at his feet. Background shows a loch scene with church and sheep in the background.Shell painted corner spandrels, Roman numerals, subsidiary seconds dial and matching date dial. Punch decorated brass hands. Short door mahogany case with eagle/ball centred swan neck pediment. Typical of Bristol circa 1835.
 Jno. ( John ) Warry of Bristol, recorded – Redcliffe St. 1783 – 1821.
8 day with 12″ breakarch painted dial, the arch with moonphases depicting a coastal fortress + sailing ship to one aspect and a man o’ war to the other. Floral and gilt painted corner spandrels, Arabic numerals, subsidiary seconds dial and “sad mouth” date aperture. Punch decorated brass hands. Typical “Bristol” early 19C, nicely proportioned, flame mahogany case, with decorative string inlays to base, trunk, trunk door and hood.Typical “wavy” decoration to inside edge of hood door. Corinthian capitals to rope twist hood columns with matching trunk columns. Eagle/ball centred swan neck pediment. Shallow bracket feet. Typical of Bristol circa 1815.
 Joseph Smith of Bristol, recorded – 63, Broad St. 1760 – 1775.Also recorded as “a fine Clockmaker”.
Superbly executed, 8 day, high quality 5 pillar movement with 12″ breakarch brass dial, the arch having decoratively engraved moonphase “humps,” moonphases with “starry sky” background and signed to “rainbow” over the top of the arch “Joseph Smith Bristol”.Cast brass “feather head” spandrels, finely matted dial centre, square date box above 6 o’ clock position, Strike/Silent indicator at 3 o’clock position, pull hour repeat and blued cut steel hands. Breakarch top to typical, long door solid mahogany, late 18C, “Bristol” case having canted reeded corners to trunk with matching canted reeded corners to base.Side windows to hood. Typical of Bristol circa 1770.
 Very pleased with all 3 clocks, follow the link below to see my huge collection of longacse clocks in all styles.
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