James and Jacob Butler (1785)

A partnership between James Butler and his nephew Jacob Butler, a few clocks were branded with both makers as James and Jacob Butler.

An early 19th Century Oak Cased 8-Day Longcase Clock, James & Jacob Butler – Bolton, the case with square hood and overhanging cornice surmounted by swan neck pediment and central globe and eagle finial to a plain reverse painted glass panel over freestanding columns to a moulded throat and further plain frieze to a long shaped trunk door flanked by quarter columns on a plinth base with canted corners, to a 13” square brass dial with cast and applied spandrels enclosing a Roman and Arabic chapter ring with outside minute track to an engraved centre featuring an inverted moon roller over date subsidiary and with pierced steel hands, to a movement with plates united by four knopped pillars and with anchor escapement and strike on a bell.

An 18th Century Oak Longcase Clock with moulded swan necked pediment and mahogany frieze slender turned column supports, the square brass dial with silvered Roman chapter with Arabic five minute divisions, moon phase and subsidiary date dials inscribed “James and Jacob Butler, Bolton” within c-scroll and bead and pendant cast spandrels, moulded serpentine shaped door enclosed by fluted quarter columns on a plinth base with later bracket feet, the eight day movement striking on a bell.