Dating painted dial grandfather clocks
It has a flat top with a 12 inch square dial flanked by side pillars, a long figured door and an inset base panel with a shaped plinth.
The painted enamel dial is signed by the maker, Weston of Hastings.
A Fine Early 18th century red and black faux tortoiseshell longcase clock with exquisite gilt lacquer front, the long door decorated in a classic Japanese garden scene the caddy top surmounted by two gold, gesso covered, wooden finials.
12″ arched dial brass dial with finely matted centre,subsidiary seconds dial, and square box date aperture above the six o’ clock position, with blued cut steel hands.
Viewing, 6 September 2019, 9am - 5pm 8 September 20A George III walnut longcase clock circa 1760, the break arch hood with three ball finials, 12inch (30.5cm) brass dial signed ' Thos Hemings, London', to a silvered plaque to the matted centre, silvered strike/silent dial to the arch, silvered chapter ring, date aperture and seconds dial, foliate mask spandrels, 5 pillar 8 day movement, the trunk with break arch door upon a rectangular plinth 233cm (91in) some mouldings loose, a few small sections mising. Later brass cased weig This elegant longcase clock was crafted in the early 20th Century, with later malachite veneer, after a design by Jean-Henri Riesener, the acclaimed French 18th Century cabinetmaker.
As these clocks were often chosen for the domestic setting, the cases were often elegantly designed with intricate carving or crafted from opulent woods.Dating Antique Clocks can be an exact science providing you have the right reference books and the proper experience.However, if you don’t there are various little things that can help when dating antique clocks.The light case, outstanding colours on the dial with the arch painting and curlicue signature make a great combination for the eye.The dial has a subsidiary seconds and date dial and is signed by the make Samuel Thompson of Darlington, who is listed as working 1825-1834.
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The day and date functions are 7 and 31 tooth star wheels actuated by 24-hour wheels in the motion work.