Freshfords Fine Antiques

Victorian Carved Burr Elm Repeating Table Clock (1855 England)

Width 46.00cm wide [18.11 inches wide]
Height 53.00cm high [20.87 inches high]
Depth 17.00cm deep [6.69 inches deep]


Private Collection in Somerset

Description / Expertise

An Important and Beautifully Carved Burr Elm Repeating Table Clock, made for Moses Bottomley of Wade House, Yorkshire in circa 1855, and bearing his coat of arms.
On the 19th February 1851, by Letters Patent, Moses Bottomley of Wade House, Shelf, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, was awarded a 'Grant of Arms' for his services to industry, and in celebration he commissioned this magnificent clock to be made incorporating his coat of arms and bearing the Latin inscription 'Fideli Certa Merces' - 'To the faithful man there is assuredly a reward'. Moses Bottomley was born on the 26th June 1796 and died on the 12 June 1870; he was a worsted spinner and manufacturer. The clock then passed to his eldest son Samuel at Shelf Hall and remained there until Samuels death in 1883, where upon the clock passed to Moses Bottomley junior, at Wood Leigh Hall in Rawdon, Yorkshire, a magnificent grand house in the ‘Elizabethan, baroque style’, which is still standing today. After Moses junior’s death in 1903, nothing is known of the clock until it was recently acquired from a noble estate from the Hanover region of Germany. The clock, in its original condition, has an eight-day twin fusee chain anchor movement, with a trip repeating rack striking on a bell. The eight-inch (20cm.) painted annular dial with brass bezel, has Roman numerals with matching hands, set in the most superbly carved burr-elm, drum head case, centered with it's armorial shield.


gbp 3950.00 (Pound Sterling)