Foster, William of Leintwardine, Herefordshire.

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A lacquered wall clock bearing the name William Foster, Leintwardine.

We have recently received an update e-mail from the original enquirer, John Williams.
Subsequent to my initial enquiry (based on only having seen a photograph) examination of the clock, and seeing its quartz movement, revealed it to be clearly modern. However, it is interesting in as much as the maker, William Foster, was accused of being a succesful arch forger by the Sunday Times Insight team ('Garden shed forger fooled fine art experts', 6th November 2005).


Known Trade Directory listings from trade directories that we have currently catalogued

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Known Published Photos or articles

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Sunday Times, 'Garden shed forger fooled fine art experts', 6th November 2005


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e-mail from John Williams



Photos

A lacquered wall clock bearing the name William Foster, Leintwardine. Photo by Anon
(photo ref:380)


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