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Ref: CK-58 - Penny Moon No.3 (see also CK 9 and CK 20)
Clockmaker/By : David Collier of Gatley.
Duration: 8 Day.
Circa : 1767.
Height : 82 inches. (excl finials)
Oak with caddy top having turned columns with gesso capitals to hood.
Long door with corner fan inlays, repeated in base, and mahogany cross banding.
Quartered round columns to trunk and canted corners to base.
Width at widest point 21.25" (hood)
11" square brass dial with penny moon dial.
Penny moon in original paint featuring 1/4 moon, full moon, 3/4 moon and dark moon.
Lunar month calendar date dial appearing in box below penny moon.
Gregorian Western calendar also.
Superb foliate engraving plus maker's name in brass dial centre.
Silvered chapter ring with dotted minute divisions.
Brass spandrels of uncommon rococo style.
Matching steel hour and minute hands.
It is believed that this clock may have started life as a 30 hour clock and has been converted to an 8 day one in excess of 100 years ago. The dial was made by David Collier of Gatley, now part of Greater Manchester.
David Collier (II), Gatley, born 1740
He was the son of DAVID (I) of Etchells, the father of JOHN of Cheadle, the brother of SAMUEL of Eccles and Gatley, and the nephew of THOMAS of Eccles.
A variation of this dial has been seen featuring a Halifax moon instead of a penny moon.
His son John, born 1762, also became a clockmaker and moved from Gatley to nearby Cheadle circa 1780. Aged 17, he married Alice Hampson at Eccles in 1799. His gravestone reads 'John Collier of Cheadle, clockmaker, died June 11th 1816, aged 54.
A fine painted Wilson dial longcase clock signed John Collier with ships at 3 and
9.00 o' clock has been noted.
Guarantee : 12 months.
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