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Clock, by John Nethercott, Long Compton, English, Late 17th Century

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Inventory Number: 35823
Object Type:
Persons: John Nethercott (Maker)
Date Created:
Place Created: Long Compton Warwickshire England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1966-270/25
Brief Description: 'Quaker' dial of concentric bands of rings and zigzags. 4-post 30 hour movement, pendulum with anchor escapement, chain drive.
The maker is John Nethercott of Long Compton, Warwickshire, who began his career in the 1680s and died about 1735 (often confused with his son of the same name, whose work belongs to the 1730s-50s). The older Nethercott was one of the first village clockmakers in the region, at the time when clockmaking was just beginning to be established as a craft in English provincial towns and villages. His clock is the earliest known example of the type of dial decoration that came to be a distinctive characteristic of the North Oxfordshire Quaker clockmakers throughout the 18th century.
Provenance: Presented by Dr C. F. C. Beeson in 1966.
Collection Group: Beeson Collection
Material(s): Brass and iron.
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
252 252 123 mm

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