The painted or ‘white’ dial became available in longcase clocks from about 1775. Most dials were produced in Birmingham by specialist dial makers such as Osborne & Wilson, Walker, Finnemore etc. The arrival of the painted dial virtually killed off the use of the (by then) ‘old fashioned’ brass dial. The art work on the early painted clock dials tended to be of the highest quality, whist the later dials tended to be cruder, but charming none the less.
A fine, unusually small, longcase by Clark of Dorchester (Dorset).
Pretty 12” painted dial, … Read More
A very pretty, slim, 8 day longcase clock. The 12”, square, painted dial is … Read More
A wonderful, 8 day, automata longcase clock. The 12” painted dial features a naive … Read More
A very pretty little oak Longcase clock by John Hargrave of Sleaford. Early 12” … Read More
A fine, moonphase, painted dial longcase clock. The pretty 12” dial has unusual pale … Read More
An unusual & attractive 8 day Longcase clock by Watkins of Abergavenny. The movement … Read More