Abery or Avery?

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RWObbard
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Abery or Avery?

Post by RWObbard » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:58 pm

I have a George III Tall Case Clock that has been appraised by a reputable appraiser, but I am trying to learn more about its maker. Here is the information I have: England circa 1780, marked "Richard Abrey (sic)", arched bonnet with standing columns, tombstone door in waist, bracket base, brass dial with time and strike movement, Father Time sways before a landscape on upper dial, height 82 inches. Inside the case there is an identification number "25" behind a celluloid cover, and below the dealer's label "J. Walton & Co Ltd / Antique Furniture / Mere, Wilts. The clock was given by my greatgrandfather to my grandmother in around 1930. - The paperwork I have on it says "The maker is almost certainly Richard Avery rather than Richard Abery." ------ Can anyone help me figure out which it was or provide information on either maker?

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Re: Abery or Avery?

Post by requests@clockswatches.co.uk » Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:29 am

Hi, Is there any town name shown on the dial near the maker's name?

Tony

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Re: Abery or Avery?

Post by RWObbard » Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:53 pm

Yes, it says "Richard Abery" and under that "Mere". My father had it appraised in the 1990s and someone, either he or the appraiser, seemed to think it was actually Avery. I don't know why, and he has passed. I would send you a photo, but the attach icon above doesn't seem to want to work...

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Re: Abery or Avery?

Post by requests@clockswatches.co.uk » Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:03 am

The Wiltshire clock and watchmakers book, vol.3 lists a Kingston Avery at Mere 1699-1764, father of your maker? Can you send the photo to;- requests@clockswatches.co.uk and then we will add him as an unknown maker.

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