Mary Agar – (1858-61)

Mary Agar was one of the famous Bury family of Clock and Watchmakers.

Mary Agar is listed as working in Bury between 1848 and 1858. She was the widow of Thomas Agar, Clockmaker, and continued the business with her sons. In Bury she made clocks in her own right and with her sons.

She ultimately joined her son William in his watch business in Bolton where the ‘& Co.’ was added to William Agar in his own right.

A stunning Mahogany longcase clock by Mary Agar, Bury. Made in rich flame red mahogany, cross banded and inlaid with rosewood. It features a moon phase dial to the arch to indicate the 29 1/2 day lunar cycle. The date subsidiary dial is in the centre. The spandrels of the dial are painted with scenes of the progression of life; starting with a boy with a lamb, to courtship and marriage, middle age and finally old age in the bottom right hand corner.