Dating painted dial grandfather clocks

Published: 15.04.2017

Outdoor Lighting Outdoor Wall Lights Post Lights Outdoor Ceiling Lights Outdoor Pendant Outdoor Chandeliers. You will notice most dials produced were either square and arched.

It’s quite easy to date a painted dial longcase clock. Follow the simple instructions below and you’ll soon get the hang of it. Impress your friends! They fall into three distinct types, commonly known as period one(1770-1800), two (1800-1825) and three(1825-1860).

We have fluted columns and carved rosettes to the swan neck. We can see that the dial fits very well into the case and hood. In fact the two dials I have included.php here are amazing works of art. These latest features now suggest that the dial was not made for this clock, and is probably 70 to 80 years older than the movement and case. They were initially steel but migrated to brass, particularly for painted dials, by c Most of these clocks have an arched dial, and the artist painted in a large scene, often a biblical illustration, or a country scene, a nautical scene, a ruined abbey, or something ordered specially by the customer. The Musical Clock, , by Arthur Ord-Hume, published by Mayfield Books.


We can also be reasonably confident that the clockmaker and cabinetmaker, who made the case, were not the same. There are lots of forgeries on the market, many with names added later. She is extremely talented and well worth it!

By the vast majority of grandfather clocks had two hands, for the hours and minutes. We can see that the dial fits very well into the case and hood.

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Georgian English 1780 Antique Signed Grandfather Clock, Painted 4 Elements Dial D-20121

Beautiful figured mahogany case with full reeded columns to sides of trunk and hood. Provincial dial plates often have cartwheel type cut-outs behind the chapter ring to save brass. Final form of hands on brass dials to The Longcase Clock, , by Eric Bruton, published by Granada. Most serious horological books will suggest that the name on the dial should be the last place to start dating a clock.

Decoration consisted of spandrels painted on in gold paint in the four corners, probably to resemble the cast brass spandrels fitted to brass dials.

    1. Paul_Newman - 23.04.2017 in 22:36

      Getting a Grandfather Clock at a Discount. The very earliest dials were attached to the frontplate of the movement directly but after a short time, dials were attached by means of an iron falseplate.

      Alex_Moreno - 24.04.2017 in 18:15

      George Prior is recorded as a London maker, well known and distinguished, a supplier to the home, English market, and to the Turkish market.

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