Samuel Lister 1770-1809

Samuel Lister operated in the 19th Century from a shop in the Market Place Bolton, this shop would have been where Victoria Square is today.

Samuel died in 1809 and his shop was unceremoniously cleared with adverts for people to collect their clock before the shop was cleared.

Samuel made some high quality clocks, and favoured arched dials and moon phase or rolling moons in his clocks.

A wonderful example of a George III Period 8 day grandfather clock by Samuel Lister. With an arched painted dial with a rolling moon, date aperture and integral second hand with hand painted detail and Roman numerals. The case has a chippendale inspired blind fretwork pierced cornice with three turned mahogany finials and with turned column supports with corinthian capitols. The trunk having a gothic arched flamed mahogany door and cluster column supports which are repeated on the corners of the flamed mahogany base. Supported on shaped ogee bracket feet. The 8 day movement striking a bell on the hour. 

A Mahogany Longcase clock signed Samuel Lister Bolton, the eight day movement with anchor escapement striking on a bell, 14″ square dial painted with birds and flowers, Roman and Arabic numerals and secondary dials, the case with chequer stringing, the scrolled pediment with carved and gilded rosettes and carved finials, verre eglomise frieze on turned columns, arched trunk door flanked by cluster column pilasters, canted paned base and ogee bracket feet, 91 1/2″ high