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A Welsh Long Case ClockReturn to category

This elegant little clock is made byJonathan Tibbot of Newtown. with a 30 hour movement, striking on a bell. The case is especially appealing with its extensive use of bands of chequer inlay and a stylised starburst detail used on the trunk door and base. The dial has a nicely engraved centre and unusual spandrels depicting the four seasons. .



John Tibbot Newtown 1757-1820.
A Native of Pennarth (Mongomeryshire). He was in business from about 1777 to 1807, he retired to a farm, Y Caeg, Llanbrynmair in 1807 and died in 1820.He is buried in Llanbrynmair.
John invented a clock 'on an entirely new principle' which was submitted to the Royal Societyof Arts, London.
Ezekiel Hughes was apprenticed to him in 1786 and earned the princely sum of £40 a year.
A good example with a brass face can be seen at the Museum of Welsh Life, St Fagans.

taken from Clockmakers and Watchmakers Working in Wales by William Linnard page 233

1780

208cms high.

 

This piece is now sold, but if you would like us to keep you in mind the next time we have something similar, please e-mail us at info@havardandhavard.com .

Best Wishes

Philip & Christine