Thristle of Somerset Longcase Clock

May 20, 2018

posted on May 20, 2018 in

Thristle Oak Longcase Clock

A painted dial oak and mahogany longcase clock made by father and son partnership James and John Thristle. The Thristle family of clock maker’s made clocks in the Stogursey area for over 100 years and are one of the most famous and sought after Somerset clock makers. The clock is dated around 1825. The movement is fully restored and calibrated and features, rack striking on a bell and date work between the centre and the VI. The elegantly styled case is made from English oak embellished with fine quality mahogany inserts, canted and fluted corners to the trunk and a veneered hood door. Prior to restoration the dial was illustrated in the Thristle family book. Although not an unusually tall clock, if height is a problem the top pediment is removable therefore making it suitable for low ceiling heights.