Many people recognise the quality of a Bolton Clock, even Donald John Trump owned one at his Mar – a Largo property, a resort and national historic landmark in Palm Beach, Florida. This magnificent clock was made by James Butler.
The eight-day five-pillar movement was quarter striking on seven bells, the phases of the moon arch bearing two engraved silvered plaques JAS BUTTLER and DE BOLTON, and the motto engraved above Time flies persue it Man, For why? The days are but a Span.
The clock was sold off by Christies, on July 23, 1996, lot 106