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A good quality oak longcase clock by George Hallifax of Doncaster c.1770

  • George Hallifax was the fourth son of John Hallifax, an already established clockmaker in Barnsley. George had moved to Doncaster by 1750, establishing his own reputation as a good clockmaker and later becoming mayor in 1775 and again in 1792.
  • John Hallifax and George Hallifax produced some very distinctive barometers, only a small number of barometers by John and George Hallifax have survived and are generally in distinguished collections like The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, all of them share the same distinctive longcase clock outline.  
  • Date: 1770
  • Height: 84, Width: 18, Depth: 9
  • Price: Sold

 

Case

A good quality oak 8 day longcase clock by George Hallifax of Doncaster, circa 1770.
The case constructed of figured quarter sawn oak, having a flat topped hood with freestanding turned columns terminating with gilded wooden capitals beneath.
The long trunk door with shaped top and the original escutcheon and steel lock.
The box base surmounted on shaped bracket feet.

Dial

The arched brass dial with engraved centre and silvered Roman chapter ring surrounded
by finely cast spandrels.
The arch with silvered convex boss signed Geo Hallifax Doncaster, flanked by dolphin spandrels.
Subsidiary seconds and silvered ringed calendar zones to the dial centre.

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.

Weights and pendulum

Cast iron weights and brass faced bob pendulum.

Hands

Finely fretted blued steel hands of serpentine design.

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Dial

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Hood

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