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Thomas Lister, Halifax - An Unusual Moonphase Longcase Clock

A   rather   splendid   mahogany   longcase   clock   with   unusual   moonphase   and   strike.   The   eight   day   duration   movement   strikes the   hours   on   two   bells   simultaneously,   giving   a   deep   resonant   sound,   both   bells   mounted   horizontally   as   is   often   the practice   with   Lister   clocks   and   has   pull   repeat.   The   movement   itself   sits   on   a   removable   seatboard   and   cheeks,   again   a feature seen on clocks of the area. The rear of both the dial and moon disc are signed in paint, Lister 3. The   fourteen-inch   break-arch   dial   is   beautifully   painted   within   the   arch   depicting   a   huntsman   out   in   the   fields   with   his   dog, with   the   moon   showing   within   a   shaped   slot   in   the   top.   There   are   depictions   of   the   four-seasons   within   the   four   corners   of the   dial,   each   being   a   female   figure   painted   in   the   Wedgewood   style.   The   chapter   ring   has   black   Roman   numerals   and Arabic   five-minute   markings   whilst   the   dial   centre   has   subsidiary   seconds   &   date   dials   and   is   signed   'Thos   Lister,   Halifax', with decorative brass hands. The   flame   mahogany   case   has   an   arched   trunk   door   with   satinwood   crossbanding,   with   further   crossbanding   to   the   rest   of the   case.   There   are   three   part   cluster   columns   to   the   trunk   with   matching   fluted   columns   to   the   hood   all   surmounted   by   a swan-neck pediment. The case stands on shaped bracket feet. An   example   of   this   style   of   dial,   with   the   unusual   moonphase   to   the   top   of   the   arch,   is   illustrated   and   described   in   Brian Loomes Clockmakers of Northern England , page 165. Height: 94 inches (240 cms) Please click on images to enlarge: Any additional images are shown below

Thomas Lister

Thomas   Lister   of   Halifax,   born   in   1745   in   Luddenden,   Yorkshire,   was   the   second   clockmaker   of   this   well-known   family   with this   name,   his   father   also   called   Thomas,   and   the   fourth   to   go   into   the   profession,   his   grandfather   William   working   until   his death   in   1731   and   his   uncle   also   William,   born   in   1721,   and   working   until   circa   1785.   Thomas   Lister   junior   originally   worked with   his   father   but   went   alone   in   Halifax   from   circa   1765   until   his   death   in   1814.   After   the   death   of   his   father   he   decided against   making   the   humble   thirty-hour   oak-cased   clock,   as   preferred   by   Thomas   senior,   and   concentrated   on   the   better quality   eight-day   clocks   in   mahogany   cases,   elevating   the   quality   of   his   output   after   the   death   of   his   only   serious   local competitor,   Thomas   Ogden,   in   1769.   It   is   known   that   he   made   a   number   of   very   complicated   clocks   including   world-time clocks   and   musical   examples   with   one   superb   example,   a   musical   clock   with   two   Cary   globes   attached;   one   a   celestial   the other a terrestrial and which is housed in the Bankfield Hall Museum.

Price: £8,500.00

Ref: 1283

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Thomas Lister, Halifax - An Unusual Moonphase Longcase Clock

A   rather   splendid   mahogany   longcase   clock   with   unusual   moonphase   and   strike.   The   eight day    duration    movement    strikes    the    hours    on    two    bells    simultaneously,    giving    a    deep resonant   sound,   both   bells   mounted   horizontally   as   is   often   the   practice   with   Lister   clocks and   has   pull   repeat.   The   movement   itself   sits   on   a   removable   seatboard   and   cheeks,   again   a feature   seen   on   clocks   of   the   area.   The   rear   of   both   the   dial   and   moon   disc   are   signed   in paint, Lister 3. The    fourteen-inch    break-arch    dial    is    beautifully    painted    within    the    arch    depicting    a huntsman   out   in   the   fields   with   his   dog,   with   the   moon   showing   within   a   shaped   slot   in   the top.   There   are   depictions   of   the   four-seasons   within   the   four   corners   of   the   dial,   each   being a    female    figure    painted    in    the    Wedgewood    style.    The    chapter    ring    has    black    Roman numerals   and   Arabic   five-minute   markings   whilst   the   dial   centre   has   subsidiary   seconds   & date dials and is signed 'Thos Lister, Halifax', with decorative brass hands. The   flame   mahogany   case   has   an   arched   trunk   door   with   satinwood   crossbanding,   with further   crossbanding   to   the   rest   of   the   case.   There   are   three   part   cluster   columns   to   the trunk   with   matching   fluted   columns   to   the   hood   all   surmounted   by   a   swan-neck   pediment. The case stands on shaped bracket feet. An   example   of   this   style   of   dial,   with   the   unusual   moonphase   to   the   top   of   the   arch,   is illustrated and described in Brian Loomes Clockmakers of Northern England,  page 165. Height: 94 inches (240 cms) Please click on images to enlarge: Any additional images are shown below

Thomas Lister

Thomas   Lister   of   Halifax,   born   in   1745   in   Luddenden,   Yorkshire,   was   the   second   clockmaker of   this   well-known   family   with   this   name,   his   father   also   called   Thomas,   and   the   fourth   to   go into   the   profession,   his   grandfather   William   working   until   his   death   in   1731   and   his   uncle also   William,   born   in   1721,   and   working   until   circa   1785.   Thomas   Lister   junior   originally worked   with   his   father   but   went   alone   in   Halifax   from   circa   1765   until   his   death   in   1814. After   the   death   of   his   father   he   decided   against   making   the   humble   thirty-hour   oak-cased clock,   as   preferred   by   Thomas   senior,   and   concentrated   on   the   better   quality   eight-day clocks   in   mahogany   cases,   elevating   the   quality   of   his   output   after   the   death   of   his   only serious   local   competitor,   Thomas   Ogden,   in   1769.   It   is   known   that   he   made   a   number   of very   complicated   clocks   including   world-time   clocks   and   musical   examples   with   one   superb example,    a    musical    clock    with    two    Cary    globes    attached;    one    a    celestial    the    other    a terrestrial and which is housed in the Bankfield Hall Museum.

Price: £8,500.00

Ref: 1283

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