Jacob Butler 1805-1818

Jacob Butler was the nephew of James Butler, he was a Clockmaker, Watchmaker and Silversmith. Born in 1761 he worked from Church Street in 1805 to 1807, and in Churchgate in 1814 and 1815.

For a short time around 1775 he was in partnership with his uncle James, and traded as James and Jacob Butler, and he succeeded James in 1810.

He died in 1818 at Great Bolton and his widow took over the business.

Georgian longcase clock, having enamel dial signed Jas Butler, Bolton with subsidiary seconds dial, lunar calendar, painted with pastoral landscape with figure, fruit and spandrels, and moon phase, eight-day movement with anchor escapement rack, striking on a bell.

The case with swan neck pediment, brass finials, flanked by fluted columns, the trunk having flamed mahogany shaped door flanked by fluted quarter columns, all standing on original ogee feet. This fine grandfather clock retains its original finish, colour and patina.

A very early watch movement made by James Butler, numbered 992, sadly now with some parts missing.