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Ref: CK - 9

Clockmaker/By : David Collier of Gatley.

Duration: 8 Day.

Circa : Circa: 1760.

Height : 84 inches.

Case :
Oak caddy top with painted foliate area on green background below caddy.
Turned oak hood columns with gesso caps.
Long wavy topped door with mahogany cross banding.
Quartered walnut columns to trunk and canted corners to base.
Plinth at base.
Oak backboard.
Width at widest point 23" (hood)

Dial :
12" square brass dial with penny moon dial and calendar dial.
Penny moon in original paint featuring 1/4 moon, full moon, 3/4 moon and dark moon.
Lunar month calendar chapter ring appearing in box below penny moon.
Foliate engraving on matted dial centre and twisted-leaf half-hour markers which are typical of mid-century Manchester region dials.
Maker's name ' David Collier Gatley' engraved in dial centre below calendar aperture.
Superb quality large cherub head brass spandrels.
Indian head brass spandrels.
Matching steel hour and minute hands.
Roman numerals.

Maker :
David Collier (1) born c1721 at Heaton Norris and apprenticed to John Shepley (1) of Stockport. He then worked at Gatley Green (Cheshire) until circa 1780 when he moved to Eccles in Lancashire where he died in 1792. A variation of this dial has been seen featuring a Halifax moon instead of a penny moon He had two sons - Samuel and John - who also became clockmakers

John was born in 1762 and moved from Gatley to nearby Cheadle circa 1780. Aged 17, he married Alice Hampson at Eccles in 1779. His gravestone reads 'John Collier of Cheadle, clockmaker, died June 11th 1816, aged 54' A fine painted Wilson dial longcase clock signed John Collier with ships at 3 and 9.00 o' clock has been noted.

Samuel was born c1750 and married in 1772, working in Eccles, died 1806.

Price : £5,500

Guarantee : 12 months.

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David Collier of Gatley.


 

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