Daniel Seddon C.1745

FRODSHAM (CHESHIRE)

Ref No 628

A most rare and attractive oak and pollard oak ball moon clock by Daniel Seddon, Frodsham (Cheshire) C.1745.

Price: £12,250.00

The dome topped hood has an arch fret, side windows and turned free standing pillars with giltwood capitals. The long trunk door with shaped top is crossbanded in pollard oak with boxwood and ebony line inlay, which is repeated on the trunk edge and also on the base which sits on small bracket feet.

The 8-day bell striking movement has 4 beautifully turned pillars, excellent wheelwork and continuous moon drive.

The 12 ½” dial is most attractive with a chevron outside border, season spandrels and arch spandrels flanking a recessed ball moon. A Dutch style chapter ring encloses a matted centre with a recessed seconds dial, ringed winding holes, date aperture, and a fully signed cartouche.

John and Daniel Seddon were makers of very fine clocks. The best of which were the ones with globe moons in the arch, this one is only the fourth we have seen. John was working from the early 18th century and Daniel from around 1740, they were Quakers. Their clocks were particularly noted for exceptional fine engraving.

Height: 92″ (234cms)

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