PAINTED DIAL CLOCKS 1770-1870 BY BRIAN LOOMES
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Painted Dial Clocks
No prior knowledge is assumed in the reader and the book explains how even the beginner can very easily learn to assess the style, age and quality and even the region of origin of any painted dial clock. The development of dial and case style is explained in non-technical detail with 44 colour plates and 275 black and white illustrations.
In particular, regional trends and tastes in cases are identified and explained in detail, a feature of no other book. Considerable attention is given to show how the trade worked in the past, including how the clockmaker and the customer selected their dials. The book is written in a manner which can easily be followed by the beginner or the inexperienced owner of a clock, but the expert will find much here that is new, including a fully-detailed list of every recorded dialmaker, essential for cross-checking the age of any clock. Required reading for the owner of any painted dial clock as well as collectors and dealers.
This is the only book dealing with antique British clocks with painted dials, also known as japanned or white dials.
Brian Loomes is Britains best-known and most widely-published author in the field of antique clocks.
He has written scores of articles and numerous books on the subject including several which have become standard texts and are used by collectors, dealers and museums throughout the world.
As a former professional genealogist and a Fellow of the Society of Genealogists, his familiarity with source material has enabled him to undertake his own researches into clockmakers of the past, their lives and work. Much of his writing is based on personal research and provides a new insight into the subject from an author who thinks for himself Since 1966 he has been a dealer in antique clocks in the Yorkshire Dales, where he and his wife run their specialist antiques business in a former farmhouse.
Size: 279 x 216 mm
Illustrations: 40 col. 200 b&w.
ISBN: 1 85149 183 X
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