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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.

 

         

 

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Hooded Wall Clock

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Salop, c1689

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The clock was purchased from this mansion in 1924

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Salop, c1725

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          very interesting 10 inch dial, two handed 30-hour longcase by Richard Savage. Made during the mid 1720s the clock has a small plated movement with typical early 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.

Rare clocks coming to this website in 2019

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with anchor escapement -  including longcase, hooded, wall, and lantern clocks -  I am always searching to find rare examples dating from the 1680s and early 1690s - a period which is generally regarded as being at the very start of domestic clockmaking in many parts of rural England. However, I have always been hopeful that one day I would come across an exceptionally early 30-hour pendulum clock with original anchor escapement that dates close to the very beginnings of their prototype existence of the 1660s. This article is about one such very rare, exciting and untouched 30-hour Key-Wound example that I have been fortunate enough to acquire and illustrate on this website.

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Important Key-Wound

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30-hour, c1668-c1670

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Charles I, Sundial

Complete with it's original gnomon, the dial is almost 400 years old and has an interesting historical connection to Charles I  Ship Tax and The English Civil War.

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wonderfully original and interesting clockmakers sundial.  

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Victorian Turret Clock

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The original high quality two train flat bed brass and iron movement retains all of its original wheel-work. The clock also reatins its original dial, winding key, pendulum, weights and bronze bell. The clock has a wonderful and historical provenance.

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very interesting, original and complete Turret Clock.