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Ref: CK-85 Longcase Clock
Clockmaker/By : John Taylor of Manchester.
Duration: 8 Day.
Circa : 1750.
Height : 85"
Oak, walnut and mahogany cased clock.
Broken arched hood with top panel featuring trailing gold leave vine.
Mahogany 'gun-barrel' pillars to hood with splats to rear.
Quartered mahogany pillars to trunk.
Long cross banded trunk door.
Canted corners to base and bracket feet.
Width at widest point 22" (hood)
13" x 17.5" brass rolling moon with landscape scenes, the arch engraved with maker's signature 'JOHN TAYLOR MANCHESTER'. Well engraved dial centre of foliate design. The chapter ring features a form of world-time dial:
Matching steel hour / minute hands.
Silvered terrestrial calendar square.
Heavy brass cherub head spandrels.
John Taylor was born in 1715 and worked until at least 1781 at the bottom end of Deansgate, Manchester. Several good quality 8 day clocks have been noted by him, including a square world-time dial and an arched dial clock with the legend 'Time Posts Away With Winged Speed' He is believed to be the son of John Taylor (1) who worked at Ashton-under-Lyne, near Manchester, from at least 1713 until his death in 1744. Several longcase clocks by him, some of exceptional quality, including one of annual duration which requires winding just once per annum. James Taylor of Ashton-under-Lyne was also a son of John Taylor (l), born 1724 and he worked there until his death in 1813. He seems to have succeeded his father in the Ashton business and was prolific in more than one sense. At the time of his death he is noted as having 15 children, 183 grandchildren and 61 great grandchildren !
Guarantee : 12 months.
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