Steven Blackburn C.1730


Ref No 633

A lovely neat small oak longcase clock by Steven Blackburn, Oakham (Rutland) C.1730.


The hood has its original caddy top and turned wood pillars with giltwood capitals. The square topped 37” long trunk door has a brass escutcheon and shaped edging, while the base sits on a small plinth.

The 8-day movement has 4 turned pillars, cut out plates, anchor escapement and strikes the hours via an inside countwheel. The 11” dial has brass corner spandrels, silvered chapter ring with full signature and original hands. A good looking country clock.

Steven Blackburn is recorded working 1710 – 1770. He took John Woods apprentice in Jan 1745 for 7 years. The plates on this clock have a cut out arch at the bottom, which is typical of the Derbyshire – Nottingham – Rutland area at this time. Two of the early makers using this feature were Wooley of Codnor and Tantum of Loscoe.

Height: 81″ (206cms)

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