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This Longcase Miscellaneous's Maker - Porthouse of Darlington. N.B. It is recorded that "William Porthouse ( born 1736 ) left Penrith for Barnards Castle in the 1760's where he made numerous clocks, both brass and painted dials, 8 day and 30 hour , until his death ( back in Barnards Castle ), 1815". One record states that he spent some years in Darlington mid 1780's but no clocks are known signed Darlington ( until now ! ). The Porthouses were a respected and prolific clockmaking family spanning the years 1740, early 19C, mostly in the Penrith/Barnards Castle area, their movements being of unfailingly excellent quality.

This Longcase Miscellaneous's Movement - Good quality 30 hour chain driven movement hourly ( countwheel ) striking on a single bell. - Price: £3,750

ANTIQUE Longcase Miscellaneous CLOCK - LCMISC 106

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Title LCMISC 106
Case Long door scumbled pine case of very good slender proportions having flat topped hood with side windows.Breakarch top to trunk door, silver "coach lines" enhancing the scumbling.
Dial 11" breakarch engraved and silvered brass dial with raised Roman chapter ring, rococo corner spandrels, exquisitely engraved dial centre ( including dummy winding holes ), chamfered "sad mouth" date aperture and dolphin flanked convex name boss "Porthouse Darlington" to arch. Blued cut steel hands.
Movement Good quality 30 hour chain driven movement hourly ( countwheel ) striking on a single bell.
Maker Porthouse of Darlington. N.B. It is recorded that "William Porthouse ( born 1736 ) left Penrith for Barnards Castle in the 1760's where he made numerous clocks, both brass and painted dials, 8 day and 30 hour , until his death ( back in Barnards Castle ), 1815". One record states that he spent some years in Darlington mid 1780's but no clocks are known signed Darlington ( until now ! ). The Porthouses were a respected and prolific clockmaking family spanning the years 1740, early 19C, mostly in the Penrith/Barnards Castle area, their movements being of unfailingly excellent quality.
Date Circa 1785.
Height 82.3" ( 209 cms. ).
Price £3,750 - SOLD

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