Thomas Talbot C.1710


Ref No 500
A very early provincial longcase clock by Thomas Talbot, the first clockmaker in Nantwich (Cheshire) C.1710.

Price: £4,250.00

The hood has a caddy top, a glazed door and attached turned wood pillars. The trunk has canted corners, a 39inch long trunk door with a ½ round beading surround and a glass lenticle. A plain base sits on a small plinth.

The fine quality 8-day hour striking movement has 4 beautifully turned and finned pillars, anchor escapement and strikes on a bell via an inside countwheel, all the wheel and metal work is original. This clock has a most attractive 11 1/2 dial with winged cherubs head spandrels, ringed winding holes, second dial, a date aperture surrounded by engraving, and original hands. It is signed on the chapter ring “Tho Talbot Nantwich”.

Thomas Talbot was working in Nantwich from around 1675 and died there 29th June 1717. A lantern clock is known by him and a few longcases of both 30-hr and 8-day duration. His work is of very high quality and does resemble London work, perhaps he served his apprenticeship in London before returning to Nantwich.

Height: 83 1/2 (211cms)

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