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A fine quality eight day Georgian longcase clock by John Agar of York c.1780

  • Maker: John Agar working circa 1760 – 1815 (Died 1815 aged 85 years buried at St Olave’s, York.) An eminent clockmaking family of York.
  • Date: 1780
  • Height: 213cm
  • Width: 43cm
  • Depth: 23cm
  • Price: £3,800

 

Case

A fine quality quarter sawn oak 8 day longcase clock by John Agar of York, circa 1780.

The well proportioned slender case, constructed of beautifully figured quarter sawn oak, of excellent original colour and patination.

The flat topped hood having an intricately worked blind fret frieze, beneath the hood door having attached turned pillars terminating with turned wooden capitals, corresponding quarter turned columns and capitals to the rear.

The long shaped top trunk door over the box base with skirted plinth.

The original steel lock, brass strap hinges and cast brass escutcheon to the trunk door.

Dial

The square brass dial of elegant design with finely cast ornate spandrel mounts in the corners and a matted dial centre, silvered subsidiary seconds zone, recessed into the matted centre, ringed calendar work, within the square aperture above the VI.

The silvered chapter ring has bold Roman numerals and an outer minute circle with Arabic numerals at five minute intervals, signed to the lower edge Jno Agar York.

Movement

The fine quality fully restored movement of eight day duration united by four knopped pillars, with anchor escapement and striking the hours on a single bell.

All of our clock movements are restored by our horologist who works exclusively for us.
Our horologist is a Fellow of the British Horological Institute (FBHI), having 35 years of full time professional engagement in the repair & restoration of clocks, watches, music boxes & barometers. He was the recipient of the 1977 Worshipful Company of Clockmakers Bronze Medal.

Weights and pendulum


The original lead weights, original brass faced pendulum.

Hands


Finely fretted and wrought blued steel hands.


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