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This Longcase Oak's Maker - S. ( Samuel ) Ashmead of Newnham ( Severn estuary, Gloucestershire ).Unrecorded ( as yet ) but there are James Ashmead of Dudbridge longcase clocks extant dating from 1750-1770 and there is speculation that this was the father of Samuel because of the name, local area and the fact that skills were often passed down via blood or marriage at the time.A few other examples by Samuel Ashmead noted from old auction records.

This Longcase Oak's Movement - Good quality 8 day movement with 4 knopped pillars and hourly ( rack ) striking. - Price: £6,350

ANTIQUE Longcase Oak CLOCK - LCOAK 293

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Title LCOAK 293
Case Simple, well proportioned, neat, quarter sawn, oak case of good rich colour and 'toffee apple' patination having 'flat' swan neck pediment with with central 'stepped spire/ball' brass finial and basic oval inlays under. The hood with 'flying' brass capped columns and shaped backsplats to rear.The long trunk door with simple shaped top and shell inlay to middle.Plain strip base.
Dial 12" breakarch painted dial by Finnemore of Birmingham recorded Calthorpe St. 1815 - 27 and 4, Edmund St. 1815-40. Pink, dog rose painted corner spandrels, Arabic numerals, subsidiary seconds dial and 'sad mouth' date indicator.Moonphases and 'High Water at Newnham Passage' to top of arch.Particularly colourful and well executed moonphase disc.featuring shepherdess to one scene and two men o'war galleons in engagement to the other. Blued cut steel hands.
Movement Good quality 8 day movement with 4 knopped pillars and hourly ( rack ) striking.
Maker S. ( Samuel ) Ashmead of Newnham ( Severn estuary, Gloucestershire ).Unrecorded ( as yet ) but there are James Ashmead of Dudbridge longcase clocks extant dating from 1750-1770 and there is speculation that this was the father of Samuel because of the name, local area and the fact that skills were often passed down via blood or marriage at the time.A few other examples by Samuel Ashmead noted from old auction records.
Date Circa 1820.
Height 85" ( 216 cms. ) or 83" ( 211 cms. ) ex finial.
Price £6,350 - SOLD

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