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and made by the earliest domestic clockmaker in the county of Shropshire from whom work is known to survive today, but it also has a fascinating historical provenance which as a collector I find very desirable and this is what helps to keep my passion alive for these early primitive examples.
Shrewsbury never fail to excite me in one way or another. I do find Savage's early work most interesting, and although many of his early clocks all seem to have very similar features to both his dials and movements - like the goblet shaped collets and iron top and bottom plates for example - they each have their own unique charm and character about them which makes them different to each other and very desirable to a collector. The Richard Savage hooded wall clock illustrated here, came to light recently and does not disappoint. Possibly made from around the late 1680s, it is the most primitive example that I have seen by this interesting early Shropshire maker. It is a rare and exciting find which gives us a further insight into some of Richard Savages earliest working practises.
eventeenth century clocks by Richard Savage of
Hooded Wall Clock
ot only is the clock very interesting in its own right
very interesting 10 inch dial, two handed 30-hour longcase by Richard Savage. Made during the mid 1720s the clock has a rare, one and a quarter second pendulum and small plated movement with typical Savage features including his goblet shaped brass collets. The clock is housed in its original and wonderfully quirky oak longcase with attatched barley twist pillars. This is truly a very desirable small longcase in a superb original condition with a lovely rich colour and will be illustrated on this site shortly.