he highly desirable 30-hour longcase Clock illustrated here is a very rare and exceptionally early London example which dates from around c1672. This architectual ebonised longcase has stood untouched in a private collection for almost 60 years and is shown here in its unrestored condition.

 

  he 9.75 inch square brass dial with small winged cherub head spandrels to the four corners has a narrow chapter of  1.25 inches wide. It has a matchstick flower design for half -hour markers plus there are minute markings on the outside edge of the ring. The busy dial centre is beautifully engraved with tulip flowers and is signed within a lambrequin above the number VI.  The dial engraving is of the highest London quality of the day. The high quality plated movement has four large ringed and knopped pillars. It survives in a very original condition including retaining all of its original wheel work, anchor escapement, wooden pulley and lead counter weight.  The superb architectual ebonised case with hood side windows has front and side panels. It is of wonderfully small proportions standing only 6feet, 6" high with a 10 inch wiide trunk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  rivate Ownership of John Carlton-Smith between 1960-2017

 

John Carlton-Smith purchased this Charles Rogers ebonised longcase clock in 1960 for his own private collection. The then owner (in 1960) had been a founding member of the AHS back in 1953 and was a  highly respected and serious collector. John then kept the longcase clock untouched in his collection for almost 58 years, until December 2017 - when John sold the clock to me!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      the Clockmakers Company when he was Bound to William Almond on 6th November 1649 through Ralph Almond until he was Freed on 14th December 1657. In 1662 he was working in Blackfriers and later at Guilhall and Charing Cross. He took as apprentices: September 1661 Benjamin Heath; July 1662 Henry Atlee, March 1665 Charles Templer;  March 1672 John Frethy; his son, Charles Rogers (II), passed over March 1678 from William Cowper but he was never Freed. Charles Rogers I worked until at least 1704 and died in 1709

 

 

     n the 17th February 1665, Charles Rogers along with 33 other persons  was put on trial for attending an illegal Religious Meeting. He was found Guilty and sentenced for transportation to Jamaica for 7 years. However  the  evidence suggests that he managed to purchase his freedom and took Charles Templer as an apprentice just one month after his trial in March 1665. Templer was Freed in March 1672. Most interestingly this Trial was taking place during the early days of the  Great Plague of 1665.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Trial of Charles Rogers

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The Clocks Provenance

  rivate Ownership of John Carlton-Smith between 1960-2017

 

John Carlton-Smith purchased this Charles Rogers ebonised longcase clock in 1960 for his own private collection. The then owner (in 1960) had been a founding member of the AHS back in 1953 and was a  highly respected and serious collector. John then kept the longcase clock untouched in his collection for almost 58 years, until December 2017 - when John sold the clock to me!

 

About John Carlton-Smith

John Carlton-Smith has been dealing in antique clocks since 1972 including examples from the most renowned English clockmakers such as Thomas Tompion, George Graham, Joseph & John Knibb and Daniel Quare. The originality of the movements and wonderfully patinated untouched cases are hallmarks of John Carlton-Smith. John’s long experience and discerning eye mean that he has served on the  clock vetting committee of some of the most important antique fairs, including the former Grosvenor House Antiques Fair, Masterpiece London and the BADA Fair.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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