A Fine c.1800 Painted Grandfather Clock Dial by Thomas Richardson of Weaverham


Origin: English
Period: Late Eighteenth / Early Nineteenth Century
Provenance: Unknown
Date: c.1795-1820
Height: 12.9 inches
Width: 12.9 inches

The square dial with circular internal face having hand painted roman numerals and numeric digits, the amber ground corners with floral posies and fruit bunches, with ‘Thomas Richardson…Weaverham” to the off white dial. Verso the there are four pins present.

Once having been the face of a long case clock, this dial is in as found condition and has not been cleaned or restored in any way, thus retaining its charms as a decorative piece of wall art. There is minimal wear to this particular example with the face still, on the whole, remaining vivid with only minimal spotting and discoloration.

Thomas Richardson of Weaverham in Cheshire, was known to have been working in 1795, and is listed in ‘Watchmakers & Clockmakers of the World Volume 1 by G.H. Baillie’.

Whether this face acts as an imaginative way to decorate a wall with a piece of nineteenth century artwork or as a substitute face for a long case it proves a wonderfully decorative and beautiful antique either way.