Longcase (Grandfather) Clocks for sale

This section is split into three categories: Clocks with Brass dials, Clocks with painted dials and Clocks with brass and silver dials.

 

Brass dials

 

Longcase clock by James Todd, Bradford, Yorkshire

A very good example of an early-mid-18th century, 30 hour, solid oak, brass dial longcase clock by James Todd, Braford.  The 10.5″ square dial with matted centre, ringed dummy winding holes, urn spandrels and unusual-shaped crescent date dial.  The flat-topped hood flanked by nicely turned columns with brass caps.  The slender trunk is simple with a long door and brass escutcheon, panel base and standing on bracket feet.

James Todd is recorded in Britten’s “Old Clocks and Watches and their Makers.”

Height  79″ or 2.01m

Price: £1,800

 

         

 

Longcase clock by William Barnard, Newark, Notinghamshire

A lovely oak, mid-18th century, 8-day longcase clock by W. Barnard, Newark.  Barnard numbered each of his clocks and this one is marked no. 819 in the central circular name boss below the Roman numeral XII.  The brass dial has queen head spandrels and a large semi-circular date dial.  The fine caddy top has a brass ball and spire finial to either side and a fret panel.  The hood has quarter columns to the rear and the door is unusually opened from the right hand side.  The simple case has a long narrow arched top door complete with original H shape hinges.

William Barnard is recorded in Britten’s “Old Clocks and Watches and their Makers.”

Price: £1,950

 

 

Longcase clock by Sherland - Nottingham - Nottinghamshire

Longcase clock by Sterland, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

A fine George III oak, 30 hour longcase clock by Sterland, Nottingham. The 12″ square brass dial with Roman numerals and subsidiary Arabic numerals has foliate spandrels and a date aperture. The hood has free-standing, brass capped columns. The slender trunk is simple with a shaped trunk door and the case stands on bracket feet.

John Sterland is mentioned in Britten (Old Clocks and Watches and their Makers) as operating in 1770.

Height 81″ or 2.06m

Price: £1,650

 

 

Longcase clock by Thomas Gate - Carlisle formerly Cumberland Cumbria

Longcase clock by Thomas Gate, Carlisle, (formerly Cumberland) Cumbria

A late 18th century, oak, 30 hour longcase clock by Thomas Gate, Carlisle. The 11.5″ square brass dial with foliate spandrels is inscribed with the owners’ names William & Nancy Pitt (the clock most probably being their wedding present and therfore called a “marriage clock”). The hood with dentil cornice has free-standing turned pillars. The slender case has a long moulded scroll carved trunk door and the clock has bracket feet.

J.B. Penfold (The Clockmakers of Cumberland, 1977) records Gate as a maker of some importance and he is mentioned in Britten (Old Clocks and Watches and their Makers) as operating in 1770.

Height 82″ or 2.08m

Price: SOLD

 

Longcase clock by Donaldson, Wigton, (formerly Cumberland) Cumbria

Longcase clock by Donaldson, Wigton, (formerly Cumberland) Cumbria

A 30 hour, oak, 18th century longcase clock by Donaldson, Wigton. The 12″ square brass dial with Roman numerals has foliate spandrels and a square date aperture. The hood with dentil cornice has four circular section columns. The trunk with moulded scroll carved door is flanked by fluted quarter columns. The base has canted corners and a front panel in the form of a rectangle with concave corners.

Height 83″ or 2.11m

Price: SOLD

 

 

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Longcase clock by Fieldhouse, Leominster, Herefordshire

A fine, early/mid 18th century, oak and mahogany, 8 day longcase clock by Fieldhouse, Leominster. The 12″ square brass dial has woman’s head spandrels, a subsidiary second hand dial and square date aperture with bevelled edge. The inside of the chapter ring is marked with quarter hour divisions and there are also fleur-de-lys half hour markers. The hood is flanked by free-standing columns. The case with crossbanded door flanked by quarter columns and with a fine brass escutcheon. The panelled base is raised on bracket feet.

Ben Fieldhouse is mentioned in Britten (Old Clocks and Watches and their Makers).

Height 80″ or 2.04m

Price: £2,800

 

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Longcase clock in the Jacobean style

An oak, late 18th century, 8 day longcase clock of small dimensions in the Jacobean style. The 7″ square brass dial with Roman numerals, the hood  flanked by a pair of free-standing columns.

Height 70″ or 1.78m

Price: SOLD

 

Painted dials

 

            

Longcase clock by Baird, Carlisle, Cumbria (formerly Cumberland)

A handsome, early 19th century, 30 hour oak longcase clock by George Baird of Carlisle.  A beautifully painted arched dial, the spandrels with circles in gold leaf and with a red flower either side of the crescent-shaped date dial.  The hood with swan neck pediment, has both a brass central finial, brass roundels and is flanked by free-standing columns with brass pillar caps and bases.  The long trunk has canted reeded corners, the base with canted corners and standing on bun feet.

George Baird is recorded in Baillie (“Clock and Watch Makers of the World”) as working in Carlisle from 1811-29.

Height 89″ or 2.26m

Price: £1,550

 

 

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Longcase clock by Harper, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

A very fine, mahogany, 8 day longcase clock by Harper of Nottingham dating from circa 1810. The 13″ arched dial is beautifully painted with flowers in the spandrels and a pair of exotic birds in the centre.  There is a subsidiary second hand dial and crescent-shaped date dial. The working moon phase displays a cottage, church and ship.  The hood with swan neck pediment, brass roundels and flanked by a pair of slender reeded columns.  The case with beautiful fruitwood and ebony inlay, canted corners to the trunk, circle of inlay to the base and standing on bracket feet.  Rich patina.

James Harper is recorded in Baillie (“Clock and Watch Makers of the World”) as working in Nottingham in 1815.

Height   93″ or 2.37m

Price: £2,200

 

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Longcase clock by Giscard, Ely, Cambridgeshire

An oak, 8-day longcase clock  dating from circa 1800 by W. Giscard, Ely.  The 11.5” painted arched dial has pastoral scenes in the spandrels and subsidiary second hand and date dials.  The domed hood has glass side panels and integral reeded columns with pinchbeck capitals.  This is an elegant clock of relatively small proportions, its trunk with moulded trim to the door.

Height 75” or 1.9m

Price SOLD

 

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Longcase clock by Bradberry, Leyburn, North Yorkshire

An elegant, early 19th century, oak and mahogany, 30 hour longcase clock by M. Bradberry, Leyburn. The 13” arch cream painted dial has a gold and black feather pattern to the spandrels and arch.  There is also a crescent-shaped date aperture. The hood is swan neck pediment with wooden roundels and is flanked by a pair of mahogany free-standing columns with brass capitals. The trunk has ebony and fruitwood inlay and mahogany quarter columns.

Height 87.5” or 2.22m

Price £1,400

 

 

An oak and mahogany, 30 hour, late 18th century clock by John Saltby, Grantham

 

Longcase clock by John Saltby, Grantham, Lincolnshire

An oak and mahogany, 30 hour, late 18th century clock by John Saltby, Grantham.  The 11” square painted dial has flowers in the spandrels.  The dial has a semi-circular date aperture and beautiful engraved brass hands.  The mahogany hood is flanked by two finely turned free-standing columns, with swan neck pediment and adorned with a brass ball and eagle finial.  There is fruitwood inlay to the hood and top of case. It stands on bracket feet.

Height 82” or 2.08m

Price  SOLD

 

 

 

Longcase clock by James Scott, Kendal, (formerly Westmorland) Cumbria

Longcase clock by James Scott, Kendal, (formerly Westmorland) Cumbria.

A 30 hour, oak and mahogany, early 19th century longcase clock by James Scott, Kendal. The 13.5″ square painted dial has roses and corn flowers in the spandrels and a tropical bird in the middle. It also has a semi-circular date aperture. The hood is of mahogany and has elegantly carved free-standing columns. The trunk is of oak with mahogany crossbanding, the arch door in the Gillow manner and the clock stands on bracket feet.

Height 83″ or 2.11m

Price: SOLD

 

 

Longcase clock (anonymous maker, most probably, London)

Longcase clock (anonymous maker, most probably, London)

A very fine, 8 day  longcase clock with a 13″ painted arched dial. The maker is anonymous but is most probably from London. The plain face is complemented with a working moon phase  and also two globes. It has an arched top pediment with three brass ball and spire finials (not shown in photo). There are brass capped reeded columns and cloth and fretwork side panels to the hood. The case is flanked by columns with half brass reeds (in the London fashion).

Height 94″ or 2.39m

Price: £2,300

 

Longcase clock by James Squire, Penrith, (formerly Cumberland) Cumbria.

A 30 hour, oak and mahogany , early nineteenth century longcase clock by James Squire, Penrith. The 12.5″ square painted dial has flowers in the spandrels, a subsidiary date dial and brass hands. The hood is flanked by free-standing brass-capped columns. The clockcase, door and base have mahogany trim.

James Squire is recorded in J. B. Penfold (The Clockmakers of Cumberland, 1977) as working in Penrith circa 1840-1860.

Height 80″ or 2.04m

Price: SOLD 

 

 

Longcase clock by J.W. Maughan, Gateshead, Tyne-and-Wear

 

Longcase clock by J.H. Maughan, Gateshead, Tyne-and-Wear

An 8 day, oak, early 19th century longcase clock by J.H. Maughan, Gateshead. The 12.5″ painted arched dial has white roses to the spandrels and a picture of a large building in the arch. There are subsidiary second and date dials and beautiful brass hands. The hood is flanked by ribbed columns. It has an arched trunk door.

Joseph H. Maughan is recorded in Britten (Old Clocks and Watches and their Makers) as making clocks in Gateshead in 1833.

Height 89″ or 2.26m

Price: £1,300

 

 

 

Longcase clock by Charles Wetherill, Little Wenlock, Shropshire

Longcase clock by Charles Wetherell, Little Wenlock, Shropshire

An elegant, 8 day, early 19th century, oak and mahogany longcase clock by Charles Wetherell, Little Wenlock. The charming 12.5″ square arched dial depicts exotic birds and also has a second hand dial and crescent shaped date aperture. The mahogany hood has a brass ball finial and is flanked by brass capped free-standing columns. There is shell inlay to the trunk door. It stands on bracket feet.

Height 83″ or 2.11m

Price: £1,400

 

 

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Longcase clock (maker anonymous)

A 30 hour, oak, late 18th century longcase clock. The 11.5″ square painted dial has double petals to the spandrels and has subsidiary date and second dials. The hood is flanked by brass-capped, turned, free-standing columns. The case is simple and unfussed and stands on bracket feet.

Height 78″ or 1.98m

Price: £900

 

 

 

 

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Longcase clock by Andrew Crawshaw, Rotherham, Yorkshire

A handsome, 8 day, 19th century, oak longcase clock by Andrew Crawshaw, Rotherham. The 14″ circular dial has pretty flowers in the centre and also has a second hand dial. The hood with swan neck pediment has brass capped terminals. In the centre is a moulded wooden stand for a brass ball and eagle finial (not shown). It is flanked by finely carved, reeded, free-standing Corinthian columns with very fine brass capitals. The trunk has reeded quarter columns and its shaped door has a very elaborate escutcheon and walnut crossbanding. There is also walnut crossbanding  and mahogany moulding to the base with canted, reeded corners, and standing on bracket feet.

A. Crawshaw is recorded as working in Rotherham in the period 1810-42 (Britten, “Old Clocks and Watches and their Makers”).

Height 85″ or 2.16m

Price: £2,200

 

 

 

Longcase clock by Samuel Thorp, Abberley, Worcestershire

 

 

Longcase clock by Samuel Thorp, Abberley, Worcestershire

A fine 8 day, 19th century oak and mahogany longcase clock by Samuel Thorp, Abberley. The 13″ painted arched dial with moon phase also has subsidiary date and second hand dials. The mahogany hood with swan neck pediment has a single brass ball and eagle finial and has free-standing fluted columns. The trunk with ebony inlay is flanked by brass capped quarter fluted columns on a plain rectangular plinth.

Height 88″ or 2.24m

Price: £1,500

 

 

Brass and silver dials

 

     

     

 

 

Early 18th century Longcase clock by Henry Stockar, London

An oak, 8 day longcase clock by Henry Stockar, London, dating from the early 18th century.   The 11.75″ square brass and silver dial in lovely condition with matted centre, ringed winding holes, inset seconds dial and fine brass spandrels.  The maker’s name and place appearing in an oval above the square date aperture, both with decorative etched surrounds.  The inner chapter ring with finely engraved fleur-de-lys half hour markers, the outer ring delineated with minute markers between the Arabic 5-minute interval numerals.  The hood flanked by inset columns, capped with brass.  The slender trunk of simple design with tall door.

Henry Stockar is recorded in Baillie (Clock and Watch Makers of the World) as working in change Alley, London from 1708-1731.

Height 75″ or 1.9m

Price: £2,700

 

 

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Early 18th century Longcase clock by William Underwood, London

An early 18th century, oak, 8 day, London longcase clock by a well-known maker, William Underwood. A good quality five pillar movement with anchor escapement and inside countwheel striking on a bell. The 12″ square brass and silver dial with matted centre, ringed winding holes and inset seconds dial. Fine scroll engraving surrounds the date aperture and there are exquisite brass spandrels. With fleur-de-lys half hour markers, 1/4 hour markers on the inner chapter ring and half-quarters on the outer ring.

William Underwood is recorded in Britten (Old Clocks and Watches and their Makers) as operating around 1720.

Height 80″ or 2.04m

Price: £3,100

 

 

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Longcase clock by James Coates, Horncastle, Lincolnshire

A very fine, oak, 8 day, mid-18th century longcase clock by James Coates, Horncastle.  The centre of the 11.5″ dial is finely engraved and there is a subsidiary inset second hand dial and crescent- shaped date dial.  Attached gilt floral spandrels to the corners and arch. A silver plaque detailing the maker’s name and place in the arch.  The fine hood, flanked by polished columns with gilt painted capitals, has a swan neck pediment and central brass ball and eagle finial.  There is piped moulding to the door with brass escutcheon. A plain plinth with skirting to the base.

Height 89″ or 2.26m

Price: SOLD

 

 

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Longcase clock by John Taylor, Manchester, Lancashire

An oak, 30 hour, mid-18th century longcase clock by John Taylor, Manchester. The trunk and base are plain but the 11.5″ square dial has fine floral engraving to its brass centre. The silver chapter ring has Roman hour numerals whilst the Arabic 5 minute numerals are interspersed with the names of cities around the world. This is, thus, one of those rarely seen “World Time Dials.” There are beautiful gilt cherub head spandrels. There is also a subsidiary second hand dial and square date aperture. The hood is of the caddy variety. The case stands on bracket feet.

Height 86″ or 2.18m

Price: SOLD

 

 

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Longcase clock by John Sutton, Penrith, (formerly Cumberland) Cumbria

An oak, 8 day, late 18th century, longcase clock by John Sutton, Penrith. The brass and silver dial with matted centre and rolling date aperture. The flat-topped hood with reeded frieze is flanked by nicely turned free-standing columns with brass capitals. There are side doors on each side of the hood enabling one to view the mechanism.  The slender trunk is simple and unfussed with a long narrow door and it stands on bracket feet.

Price: SOLD

 

 

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Longcase clock by John Wainwright, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

An oak, 30 hour, one hander longcase clock dating from the mid-18th century and numbered by the maker John Wainwright, Wellingborough as number 1800. The square 10″ brass and silver dial has Roman numerals and fleur-de-lys half hour markers.  The flat-topped hood with glass side panels is flanked by integral columns and is latchable.

John Wainwright is recorded in Baillie (Clock and Watch Makers of the World) as operating in Wellingborough between 1738 and 1751 and the accompanying history of the clock is written on the inside of the trunk door.

Height 78.5″ or 2m

Price: £2,100

 

 

 

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Longcase clock by William Porthouse, Penrith, Cumberland

A 30 hour oak, mid-18th century longcase clock by the eminent maker, William Porthouse of Penrith. The 11.25″ square brass dial has a matted centre, silver chapter ring and scroll spandrels.  There is a square date aperture and the maker’s name appears on an engraved oval plaque below the Roman numeral XII . The hood has free-standing, brass capped columns. The case is neat  with a fine brass escutcheon to the trunk door.

William Porthouse is mentioned in Britten (Old Clocks and Watches and their Makers) and the Porthouse family is discussed in length in J.B. Penfold’s book “The Clockmakers of Cumberland” (1977).

Height 77″ or 1.96m

Price: SOLD

 

 

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Longcase clock by John Clayton, Prescot(t), Lancashire (or Shropshire)

A 30 hour oak, longcase clock dating from circa 1740 by John Clayton, Prescott. The 11.5″ square dial with matted centre displays beautiful and intricate scroll engraving around the square date aperture.  There are also flamboyant half-hour fleur-de-lys markers.  The chapter ring has the five minute numerals outside the minute ring and arrowhead crosses as half-quarter-hour markers.  The spandrels are of the four-seasons.  The maker’s name appears on an engraved oval plaque below the Roman numeral XII . The hood with caddy top and integral columns.  The trunk is plain and slender, standing on bracket feet.

John Clayton is mentioned in Britten (Old Clocks and Watches and their Makers) and in Baillie (Clock and Watch Makers of the World) as having died in 1754.

Height 81.5″ or 2.07m

Price: £1,600

 

Mantel Clocks and Wall clocks

 

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Egyptian Revival Mantel clock

A most unusual and very eye-catching mantel clock.  Nineteenth century Egyptian Revival, white alabaster and gilt metal.  The sphynx, hieroglyphics and urn are inticately engraved.  The double fusee movement striking most sweetly the hour and half hour on a bell.

Height 14.5″ or 36.5 cm; Width 15.5″ or 40 cm; Depth 7″ or 18 cm.

Price: £600

 

Balloon clock

 

Edwardian balloon clock

A  pretty, inlaid mahogany balloon clock with French single-train movement.  The enamel dial has Arabic numerals and the clock is raised on brass ball feet.

Height 9.25″ or 23.5 cm; Width 5.5″ or 14 cm; Depth 3.5″ or 8.5 cm.

Price: SOLD

 

 

Edwardian mantel clock

 

Edwardian mantel clock

An Edwardian, inlaid mahogany mantel clock with French single-train movement.  The enamel dial has Arabic numerals and the clock has a square stepped base.

Height 9.5″ or 24 cm; Width 10″ or 25.5 cm; Depth 3.5″ or 9 cm.

Price: £450

 

 

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A Victorian black and red marble mantel clock

A Victorian black and red slate and marble mantle clock with floral inlay and 5″ enamel dial.  On a plinth base with ball feet, the twin barrel movement striking the hour and half-hour on a gong. Circa 1880.

Height 14″ or 35 cm; Width 13″ or 32 cm; Depth 6″ or 15.5 cm

Price: £490

 

 

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A Victorian black marble mantel clock

A 19th century black marble mantle clock with floral inlay.  A French movement which strikes the hour and half-hour sweetly on a bell.

Height 11″ or 28 cm; Width 10.25″ or 26 cm; Depth 5″ or 12.5 cm.

Price: £190

 

 

Castellated clock

 

A Victorian castellated mantel clock

A late 19th century, mahogany, castellated mantle clock with brass and silver dial, matted centre and gilt spandrels. Chiming the hour and half-hour on a gong with strike/silent feature.

Height 12.5″ or 32 cm; Width 12″ or 30 cm; Depth 5.5″ or 13.5 cm

Price: £430

 

 

 

Bracket clock

A fine, oak, chiming bracket clock by Winterhalder and Hofmeier

A late nineteenth century, carved oak bracket clock by Winterhalder and Hofmeier. With silvered brass dial and matted centre, subsidiary chime/silent and advance/retard dials. A spring driven movement striking the quarter hours on two gongs.

Height 18″ or 45 cm; Width 12.5″ or 31 cm; Depth 8.5″ or 22 cm.

Price: £ SOLD

 

 

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Victorian bracket clock by J. Baker of Smithfield, London

A handsome, early Victorian mahogany single fusee bracket clock by J. Baker, Smithfield, London. Brass bevel to the dial and brass fretted side panels to the case.  With stepped base and standing on button feet.  Excellent condition.

Height 17.25″ or 44 cm; Width 12″ or 30 cm

Price: £2,200

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Wall dial clock by Potts and Sons, Leeds

An oak 19th century single fusee 11″ wall dial clock by the famous clockmakers “Potts and Sons” of Leeds.  A cast bezel and turned surround.

Price: SOLD

 

 

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Drop dial wall timepiece by Hodson, Worcester

A fine, mahogany drop dial wall timepiece by Hodson, Worcester.  Dating from circa 1860, it has a beautiful brass pendulum and brass surround to the bevelled 8″ enamel dial.  With side and bottom opening doors.

Height 16″ or 41 cm; Width 10″ or 26 cm; Depth 5.5″ or 13.5 cm.

Price: £1,300

 

 

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Wall dial clock by H. Pinhorne, Portsea

A fine 19th century mahogany single fusee 12″ wall dial clock by H. Pinhorne, 28 Queen Street, Portsea.  Dating from circa 1890, the 12″ painted dial  has a brass bezel and the case has side and bottom doors.

Height 14.5″ or 37 cm; Depth 6″ or 16 cm

Price: £1,350

 

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Edwardian Vienna clock

An Edwardian Vienna style clock striking the hour and half hour.

Price: SOLD