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and made by the earliest domestic clockmaker in the county of Shropshire from whom work is known to survive today, but it also has a fascinating historical provenance which as a collector I find very desirable and this is what helps to keep my passion alive for these early primitive examples.
Shrewsbury never fail to excite me in one way or another. I do find Savage's early work most interesting, and although many of his early clocks all seem to have very similar features to both his dials and movements - like the goblet shaped collets and iron top and bottom plates for example - they each have their own unique charm and character about them which makes them different to each other and very desirable to a collector. The Richard Savage hooded wall clock illustrated here, came to light recently and does not disappoint. Possibly made from around the late 1680s, it is the most primitive example that I have seen by this interesting early Shropshire maker. It is a rare and exciting find which gives us a further insight into some of Richard Savages earliest working practises.
eventeenth century clocks by Richard Savage of
Hooded Wall Clock
ot only is the clock very interesting in its own right
Quaker Clockmakers during the 1740s.
hook-and-spike, made by one of the Oxfordshire
wonderfully primitive, interesting and original oak cased
Gilkes of Adderbury
Single handed hook-and-spike
wonderfully original, single handed hook-and-spike wall
clock signed Gilkes, Adderbury and was probably made
by Richard Gilkes around c1738. Interesting features
include iron collets and a superb iron hand!