Hooded Wall Clock by
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ot only is the clock (which is illustrated below) very
interesting in its own right 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 and historical provenance - which is also revealed below!
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 between around c1688- c1690, 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