Mystery surrounds story behind antique clock
A RARE 18th century grandfather clock built in Macclesfield has been put up for auction.
Adam Partridge Auctioneers is appealing for information about the unusual clock, which is inscribed ‘Smith, Macclesfield’.
Toni Child, from the auction house, said: “It is an antique clock made by John Smith of Macclesfield in 1756. And as we have never come across a similar example before, believe it to be rather special.
“We’ve done some research into the name but we haven’t been able to find anything out. If anyone can help us with any information we would be interested.”
The clock is an oak longcase clock with 12” brass dial. It has an eight day movement and arched door.
The maker, John Smith of Macclesfield, is noted as operating in the town around 1760, although the exact address is unknown.
The clock, which is being sold by an individual collector, will be put up for auction at the Withyfold Drive auction house on Thursday, December 8, as part fo the antiques and fine art sale.
Mystery surrounds the craftsman behind the antique clock