RARE "THO LISTER" 30 HOUR TALL CASE CLOCK, GEORGE II OR III PERIOD, WITH OAK CASING MADE BY THOMAS LISTER (WITH WEIGHT AND PENDULUM)
Thomas Lister (possibly only Senior or together with Junior), made at Halifax, circa 1775 possibly earlier.
With a 12-inch square dial with Roman hours and Arabic minutes with half-hour display, a 3-inch axe opening with 'Halifax' moon, framed with stars and buildings within a lunar calendar. Below it the terrestrial calendar with in between on the plate with engraved ornaments the equally engraved name of the creator "Tho Lister",
The bright sounding bell is driven by the hammer mechanism and is intact. The cabinet is closed with a twisted long door between quadrant columns, which is located on a panel base on support legs. Total height is 223 cm, depth of 27 cm and maximum width of 55 cm
Minor visible damage is a corner from the glass of the door in front of the dial. Visible on photo 3 at the top right.
This glass is, by the way, fixed with only a small part of the putty.
Small piece of wood at the closure of the panel is worn by use. See photo 13 at the bottom left.
An original stair disc was supplied separately at purchase and comes with the clock.
Furthermore, the clock is in its original condition and has not been in use for the last 20 years, so it cannot be said with certainty that the clock is functioning properly.
Literature: Zie Loomes, Brian, Clockmakers van Noord-Engeland, Mayfield Books, 1997, pp. 162-5, where a Thomas Lister Senior (1717-1779) dial with similar moon (fig. 7/124) and a vaulted dial was illustrated with similar signature (fig. 7/125) by Thomas Lister Junior (1745-1814). Loomes States of Lister Senior "... in his later years it is said that he worked with his son, Thomas junior, in the city of Halifax, and later clocks (made together by father and son?) Were signed with Halifax, probably from 1765. " Because no Halifax is engraved here, this may indicate an even older specimen created by only senior.
Clock must be collected from seller, any shipment must be arranged and paid for by buyer. Transport at buyer's own risk. Any other option should be discussed.
- Nr of items
- Grandfather clock
- Model name
- Thomas Lister
- Brass, Wood, Oak
- Clock mechanism
- Power Reserve
- 1 day movement
- half hour, one bell
- Maker/ Designer
- Thomas Lister (mogelijk Senior and Junior)
- Estimated Period
- 18th century
- Country of Origin
- Fair condition - heavily used & with possibly minor parts missing
- In working order
- 40 kg
- 213 cm
- 27 cm
- 55 cm