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 8 day longcase clock striking the hours on a bell. The early … Read More
The 13” painted dial is signed Bartley and Eggert of Bristol and features Arabic … Read More
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