Samuel Ogden C.1705-10


Ref No 606
A most rare and unusual early pine longcase clock by “Samuel Ogden in Ripponden” C.1705–10.


The hood has a flat top and turned attached pillars to the front door. There is a side window and a rear pillar to the left hand side only, the right side has never been so fitted. There is an elaborate mould round the front glass.

The trunk door has a ½ round moulded edging, a raised panel and a central glass lenticle, there are case mouldings above and below. The base has a similar raised panel and sits on a small plinth. This case is of good colour and is full of rustic charm. It retains its original butterfly hinges and door lock.

The 8-day movement strikes the hours on a bell via an inside countwheel, has 4 finely turned and finned pillars, good wheel and metal work including a nicely ornamented hammer spring.

It has a most attractive 11” dial with winged cherub corner spandrels, date aperture, second ring, ringed winding holes, original hands and a flower and foliage engraved centre. The silver chapter ring is signed “Samuel Ogden in Ripponden Fecit”.

Samuel Ogden II was a member of the famous Ogden family. He was the son of Samuel I and was born in Ripponden in 1689. He probably worked with his brother, Thomas initially. He moved to Alnwick (Northumberland) in 1712 until 1728 and then went to Benwell (near Newcastle-On-Tyne) where he died in 1765.

Height: 87 1/2″ (222cms)

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