JOSEPH SMITH, BARTHOMLEY. A rare George I period provincial walnut timepiece (Chester, )

JOSEPH SMITH, BARTHOMLEY. A rare George I period provincial walnut timepiece
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JOSEPH SMITH, BARTHOMLEY. A rare George I period provincial walnut timepiece

OriginChester
DateCirca 1720 to 1725
A very rare George I period provincial walnut veneered brass dial timepiece with restored verge escapement and pull quarter repeat on two bells.


Height: 14 in (35.5 cm) excluding handle
Width: 10 ½ in (26.5 cm)
Depth: 6 ½ in (16.5 cm)

* Joseph Smith of Barthomley, Chester is listed on page 721 of Brian Loomes’ Clockmakers of the World: 21st Century Edition. He married in 1718 and worked in Barthomley until 1725 when he moved to Gloverstone, Chester where he continued to work till post 1769.

Small walnut table clocks are rare. Early provincial examples even more so.

HW5545

Signed / Inscribed

Joseph Smith Barthomley