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Mantel clocks in Shipston-on-Stour

The very earliest clocks often took the form of mantel clocks and for the last three hundred years they have been an essential form of time keeper in all their variations. Early mantel clocks are generally large and English, where as French and German clockmakers had their greatest success with less expensive clocks made throughout the 19th century.
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Single Fusee Bracket Clock

Stock no: 3048
Circa: Late 1850
Case height: 14 Inches
Price: £875.00
John Halloway is recorded as working in Newbury, Berkshire in 1823 (although with his name spelt Holloway).  Typical of many English clockmakers of that period, he was making high quality clocks to a very discerning market.  Using mahogany inset with brass pillars and brass detail and with the following high quality, and handmade movement.  A good example of the last period when English clock making was still of the highest quality and therefore very collectable.

French inlaid mantel clock

Stock no: 3241
Circa: Late 19th century
Case Height: 9 Inches
Price: £730.00
This charming inlaid mantel clock was made by a Paris maker, who then retailed the clock through a London address, hence the name on the dial. A clock of high quality, both in movement and case design. The dial being of white enamel with black roman numbers, retaining original blued steel hands with flat bevelled edge glass over and the movement striking the hours and half hours on a fine polished bell. The attractive case being inlaid with rococo scrolls to the case front and having elegant brass feet. All of this in a clock that is only 9 inches tall!

French Mantel timepiece

Stock No: 2778
Circa: Late 19th century
Height: 9 Inches
Price: £485.00

A classic French mantel timepiece of the late 19th century made in France to satisfy a demanding market in the UK. The quality of the clock is outstanding throughout and the simple case design in mahogany with string detail was designed to replicate the general style of early English clocks. Note the detail of the convex dial and glass and cast brass dial bezel, which are indicative of the quality of clockmaking at that time.

Elliott three train mantel clock

Stock No: 3150
Circa: Early 20th century
Height: 14.5 inches
Price: £1,285.00

The Elliott family were the last true English clockmakers working in Sussex up to the early 1970s. They were renowned for their high quality work and their very traditional designs of movements and cases. This particular clock represents the best of all their work, having a superb three train movement, which plays a choice of Westminster and Whittington chimes on 4 or 8 gongs every quarter of an hour, strikes the full hour and has a strike silent lever on the dial, all of which is typical of the good quality of the maker. This clock also has the feature of a night silent feature which shuts of the chime and strike between 11 o’clock at night and 7 o’clock the next morning. What makes this clock particularly special is the fine mahogany case with unusual pattern veneers to case sides.

French mahogany mantel clock

Stock no: 3169
Circa: 1890
Height: 8.5 inches
Price: £725.00

In the late 19th century, French clockmakers were making very high quality clocks for the English market. In doing so, they took inspiration from the early English clocks and combined them with classic French design. This attractive small clock strikes the hours and half hours on original coiled gong and is finished with an attractive enamel dial with clear numbers and hands.

French tortoiseshell and ormolu mantel clock

Stock no: 3090
Circa: 1880
Height: 14 Inches
Price: £1,245.00
In the second half of the 19th century, French clockmakers really showed that they were masters of both design and engineering. The high quality movement strikes the hours and half hours on a blued steel gong, making a delightful sound yet it is the elegant design of the tortoiseshell case and ormolu mounts that makes this clock so impressive. Only French clockmakers could combine the rich colour of the gilded mounts with the deep red of the tortoise shell with such dramatic and successful effect.

French mahogany cased mantel clock

Stock no: 3173
Circa: 1890
Height: 9 inches  
Price: £695.00

An attractive French mantel clock made at the end of the 19th century, probably for the English market. The high quality movement, dial and case which strikes the hours and half hours on a coil steel gong. The movement is fitted with a very high quality platform escapement, thus allowing the movement to be fitted in to a small and attractive case.

French ormolu mantel clock

Stock no: 3052
Circa: 1840
Height: 12 Inches
Price: £1,175.00

A masterpiece of design and elegance of the highest quality, both in movement and case. The deep and rich rococo mouldings retain their original gilding and the 12 piece enamel and guilt dial with original hands is a masterpiece in elegant design. The high quality movement has a silk suspension for the pendulum and is completely original with original polished bell striking hours and half hours. The detailed quality throughout the clock makes this a very special piece.

Ormolu / tortoiseshell mantel clock

Stock no: 3001
Circa: 1850
Height: 16.5 Inches
Price: £1,880.00

A truly magnificent example of how French clockmaking led the world in design in the 19th century. Only French clockmakers could have the ability to combine red tortoiseshell, with finely pierced ormolu, to give this dramatic effect. The movement is of a similar high quality, striking hours and half hours on a polished bell, and the clock retains its original ormolu dial with multiple enamel tablets for hours and minutes. A truly exquisite example of this very fine type of clock.

French mahogany cased mantel clock

Stock no: 3238
Circa: Late 19th century
Case Height: 12 Inches
Price: £745.00

An attractive French mantel clock of outstanding quality throughout. The high-quality movement striking the hours and half hours on original blued steel gong. The high quality white enamel dial having clearly described black Arabic numbers and having a cast brass bezel with bevelled edge convex glass over. Dial retains its original blued steel hands. The case is of outstanding quality with shouldered edges to the balloon design and finished with elegant inlaid work to case front and elegant, well-proportioned brass feet. Clocks of this quality were usually only made for the English market due to the cost of production.

German ting tang mantel clock

Stock no: 2947
Circa: 19th century
Height: 16 Inches
Price: £985.00

Made for the English market in the late 19th century, this high quality German clock owes a great deal of its design to early English clockmakers. The reeded canted case corners and fretted side panels along with the caddy case top with handle were all styles used by English clock makers in the early 18th century and reproduced here 150 years later in a smaller size. The high quality movement strikes and chimes the hours and quarters on original blued steel gongs giving the clock a very individual style.

French ormolu mantel clock

Stock no: 3230
Circa: 1880
Case Height: 16.5 Inches
Price: £875.00
French clockmakers in the second half of the 19th century developed ideas of design using the rococo shaped scrolls to dramatic effect, and making their work very distinctively French. This particular clock has a high quality movement that strikes the hours and half hours on a bell and is fitted with a white enamel dial with blue Roman and Arabic numbers with original finely pierced and elegant brass hands. The dramatic case was always meant to be a centrepiece for a room setting which would achieve a dramatic effect.

French mahogany mantel clock

Stock no: 3243
Circa: Late 19th Century
Case Height: 11 Inches
Price: £725.00

In the late 19th century, French clockmakers were making fine clocks for English customers. They took their inspiration from early English clock designs and this elegant clock has similar detail. The bow top case having fine inlay stringing in boxwood with brass case side handles and brass bun feet all of which have an English design heritage. The fine white enamel dial having black Arabic numbers and original blued steel hands with convex bevelled glass over is more typically French, so too is the high-quality movement which strikes hours and half hours on a blued steel gong. Note the detail of the lockable back door with fretwork to allow the gong strike to be heard at its best.

Elliott three train mantel clock

Stock no: 3159
Circa: Early 20th century
Case Height: 11.5 Inches
Price: £1085.00

The Elliott family were the last true English clockmakers working in Sussex up to the early 1970s. They were renowned for their high quality work and their very traditional designs of movements and cases. This particular clock represents the best of all their work having a superb three train movement, which plays a choice of Westminster and Whittington chimes on 4 or 8 gongs every quarter of an hour, strikes the full hour and has a strike silent lever on the dial, all of which is typical of the good quality of the maker. What makes this clock particularly special is the fine solid mahogany case with a French polish finish.

French mantel clock

Stock no: 3237
Circa: 1880
Case Height: 8.5 Inches
Price: £695.00

This elegant, small, French Clock is so big in proportions and so small for a full striking clock, that it can almost be considered a miniature. Made to the exacting standards of French clockmakers in the second half of the 19th century, this delightful clock was probably made for the English market, with its simple mahogany case and boxwood stringing, covering a white enamel dial with clear black numbers and original round case-feet. This is a very good example of French clock-making in the period. The movement strikes the hours and the half-hours, with the original polished bell making a delightful sound and one that is disproportionate to the clocks small size.

French mantel clock

Stock no: 3260
Circa: 1880
Case Height: 13 Inches
Price: £975.00

The Thomas family were successful clockmakers based in London and Paris throughout the 19th century and they used the signature ‘Thomas & Co’ from about 1880 to 1890. A beautifully designed well-proportioned clock typical of the very best of French design in the second half of the 19th century. The white alabaster case is decorated with high quality ormolu mounts including recessed panels to the top and bottom and the clock is finished with a convex dial with delicate decorative detail with a convex bevelled edge glass over. The high quality movement strikes the hours and half hours on original polished bell. The high quality of every aspect of this clock proves the decorative and practical value of French clocks.

19th Century Lantern Clock

Stock no: 3232
Circa: 1890
Height: 16 inches
Price: £1450.00

The famous German clock making company of W&H made superb movements of exacting standards and then took designs from around the world to make cases to fit them in.  this particular clock is closely designed on an early English weight driven lantern clock that will run for a single day between winding and struck on a large bell.  This movement runs for 8 days on a high quality spring driven movement and sounds the bell progressively every quarter of an hour with a full hour strike.  A magnificent piece of engineering with all the qualities of the original clock it takes its design from.

French Library Clock

Stock no: 3259
Circa: Late 19th Century
Height: 8.5 Inches
Price: £585.00

French clockmakers made many of their clocks for the English market, which in 19th Century, was the strong economy in Europe, and so became the inspiration for many designs. This attractive and elegant little clock was made to the design of the English Library Clock which was popular in the early 19th Century, although this particular clock has the added advantages of being small and delicate in size and striking hours and half hours on a polished bell. Note the detail of the inlay work to the case front, the fine white enamel dial, the original blued hands, and the detail in the case of the windows in the case sides and top.

Oak Cased Barograph

Stock no: 3211
Circa: Early 20th Century
Height: 8.5 inches
Price: £885.00

These ever popular forms of measuring barometric pressure were made in large numbers from the early part of the 20th century and similar examples are made today.  This is an excellent example of a barograph of the middle period having an eight vacuum disc bellow to give a more accurate reading over a wider range of barometric pressure, a high quality movement with original platform escapement and attractive details such as the original ink bottle and gravity weighted reading arm.  The case retains its original polish which has been carefully revived and has its original bevelled edge glasses on all sides.

English Double Fusee Bracket Clock

Stock no: 3204
Circa: Early 19th Century
Height: 16 Inches
Price: £3,550.00
Records show Joseph Phillips working in London in 1817 and it is reasonable to assume this is his work as this is the correct period for this magnificent clock and his work is no longer recorded after 1832.  A fine example of English craftsmanship of the early 19th century, having been bespoke made with magnificent inlayed mahogany case, convex painted dial and polished and blued hands.  The mechanism was lovingly individually made to bespoke order and would have been the centrepiece of a very successful household and is completed with a pull repeat mechanism that strikes the nearest hour on demand.
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