6. Clocks for sale in the U.K.


Serviced & Guaranteed Clocks for Sale by Holtby Clock Restorations



All clocks sold are professionally renovated & serviced, removing the need to spend hundreds £’s on a clock once purchased (as is often the case with Auction & Antique shop purchases) –    Full movement overhaul, repairs & case / dial restorations carried out where necessary before sale.    Comes with key, care instructions –  Free delivery & set-up in the Solent Area  Guarantee


A family run business serving Gosport & the Solent area for 35 years  – 023 9252 5665 – www.skeletonclocks.eu.com




Good Quality Antique Oak striking Clock circa 1890

The movement of this clock is built to a high standard with top quality brass & steel used which lasts substantially longer than other German or American clocks of this age. It strikes the half hours once and the number of hours on the hour. The oak case is original and of good colour with carved detail to the corners. The back door, where the movement can be viewed, still has its original brass fretwork & silk screen intact.

Special features worth noting are the, not so common, Half Dead Beat escapement and the ‘secret’ brass switch to the side of the clock which operates the gently sprung front door release. A nicely proportioned clock with silver engraved dial, original steel  hands, good quality brass bezel and thick cut bevelled glass. Approx 21cm wide x 13.7cm deep x 26cm high

Stock no.4 £470  





Stock No.59

Attractive American Wall Clock circa 1885   Sale price – £390 SOLD

The turned, fret-work and inlayed ‘scroll’ style of this case is arguably one of the best styles the American clock industry came up with during the nineteenth century.    Through the glass front can be viewed the brass pendulum, nicely shown-off by the mirror behind. The thin tin dial (recently restored), blued steel hands and motion work is typical of the late 19th Century American clock manufactures. A noticeable difference to English clocks is the winding – the right side is wound anticlockwise, unlike the left; and the quicker bell, that strikes only on the hours, is more lively and has a character like the shop-counter bell of the time.         This clock is nicely proportioned and despite ornateness, is light, slim and not over-bearing for its size. 40cm wide , 12.5cm deep , 84cm long to finial tips.


Brass Carriage ClockStock No. 37

Brass carriage clock time piece (no striking mechanism) with lever platform.   By J. Rossiter & Son of  63 high Street, Weston-Super-Mare. The workings of the clock can be viewed through the 5 bevelled glasses, the movement and hand adjustment is accessed by the rear door and wound by the double ended key supplied. This is a nicely proportioned clock –  14cm x 8cm including handle – with a white enamelled dial and original blued steel hands. Fully restored with guarantee.



Sale Price £325

Holtby Antique Clock Restorations

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Architectural Marble Clock –  circa 1880. Commonly referred to as a ‘ Slate Clock’, it is in fact made from a material known as Belgium Black Marble. The gilded dial and marble case with gold detail has been professionally restored to a high standard resulting in a soft sheen & deep colour. It is a clock of great character and good quality.     We estimated to be around 130 years old. It has a rack striking mechanism with a gong and strikes the half hours once and the number of hours on the hour. The French movement and pendulum are original to each other, both marked with the serial no. 3504 .    Approx 26cm wide x 14.5cm deep x 34cm high.

Stock no. 14. £480

Holtby Antique Clock Restorations

Gosport – 023 9252 5665



Stock no. 3 –   Ornate Scroll-Frame Clock


The clock movement is supported like a framed picture within detailed, solid brass art-work of lion heads, ivy, daisies and hibiscus, Griffin-like creatures and garlands. Complete with an ebonised wooden base, this clock is as unusual as it is attractive.   Though highly detailed, it is not too ostentations, making it suitable for a piano top, side board, table, or large shelf. The clock is over 100 years old (circa 1895). The movement is a French time piece (no strike) with platform escapement, housed in a discreet brass drum with easy access for winding by the back plate. 28cm wide x 17 cm deep x 37cm high including the base


Sale Price – £480                     SOLD















Painted Dial ‘Grandfather’ Clock circa 1830

Stock no.103

Lovely painted dial longcase clock with attractive ‘barley twist’ pillars, original detailed brass hands, additional seconds dial, date aperture & the more unusual character of a convexed dial centre, which is complemented by the original hand painted ‘shell & flower’ artwork signed J. W. Hancock of Yeovil which can be accurately dated between the dates of 1828 – 1836.


The clock has been fully service & restored. Sold with winding key, door lock, key & tassel, care instructions, weights & pendulum – this 180 year old clock is complete with 2 year guarantee and is delivered & setting-up free of charge within the Solent area.            –     £1850


Holtby Antique Clock Restorations

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Mid 19th Century French mantle clock circa 1870


This good quality Belgium Marble clock is a fine example compared to the later mass-produced American/German copies. The French bell striking countwheel movement by ‘Marti’ is stamped with matching serial number to the original pendulum, has a bevelled glass back door and original gilding still inside the front bezel. The clock is fully serviced & the case restored to a very high standard, making the most of the lovely brightly coloured Malachite inlay and etched details. Complete with original fine steel hands, immaculate white enamel dial, winding key, care instructions, Guarantee and free delivery / setting up within the Solent area.

Stock no. 57 £465  Sold

Holtby Antique Clock Restorations

Gosport – 023 9252 5665



Stock No. 31 —  The ‘Silent’ 8 day Grandfather Clock circa 1810

This is a rare and unusual Longcase Clock as it is a single train timepiece (no strike) of an 8 day duration. For those looking for a classic Grandfather clock but were worried about the chiming at night – this would be ideal.      Complete with antique weight, pendulum and key; this clock has been fully serviced and comes with a 2 year guarantee.

There is clear evidence that the dial dates around 1810, but the maker, Edward Smith of Dublin, has only been noted for work in 1824. As there is no sign of ‘a marriage’ and therefore the movement, false-plate & dial are original to each other, it is possible that the name was changed when the dial was completely restored because it was illegible at the time, or Edward Smith was making clocks earlier than the date currently researched.               We can tell that the case had received some damage/woodworm in its past history which has been treated over the years and eradicate; most notable is the replaced headboard & knob which is Edwardian. All these points are reflected in the asking price which is much lower than it would have been had the case been restored more sympathetically.  This is a clock with a rare eight-day movement & a lot of age and character. Made mainly of Oak and Mahogany with attractive inlay, shape & turning to the wooden case, it stands approximately:- 82”high x 19”wide x 10”deep.      —       Sale price –    £1400 –  SOLD

















Stock No.54 Slim-line Ebonised Wall Clock Circa 1880 

This clock has been fully service & restored both inside & out. The close-grained wooden case has lovely turned detailing which still has a nice crisp finish and the ebonising ( to stain and polish the wood black – a technique used on good clocks during the 18th & 19th century) gives this clock an overall feel of good quality. There are a total of three glass panels (two of which are to the sides allowing you to view the movement) all of which appear original as is everything else except the key.      The square-plate, two week duration movement is on show as it is also of a high standard. Made of good quality thick brass in the style associated with the respected manufactures Lenzkirch or C. Warner and has the serial number 7434. (However, this movement is unsigned so the maker cannot be identified). Circa 1880 Complete with an attractive grid-iron pendulum and large dead-beat escapement, the count-wheel movement strikes the hours & half hours on a single gong.

Price:-   £680  – SOLD


Stock number 76 A Bow Fronted Blacl Marble Clock late 19th century.

A fine French count-wheel movement mounted in an unusual bow-fronted Belgian Black Marble case with gilded feet and piebald marble insets / reeded columns.

Both the case and the gilded dial, with fine original gilded fret detail, have been professionally restored to a high standard, resulting in a soft sheen and deep colour.

Fully Serviced; superbly restored case, and comes complete with pendulum, key and guarantees, Free delivery and setting up in the Solent Area.

Approx 36cm wide x 22cm tall x 15cm deep.

Price £475.00

Holtby Antique Clock Restorations

Gosport – 023 9252 5665


Stock N0. 117  A Quality Carriage Timepiece c 1880

Great Quality ‘five glass’ carriage timepiece with fine gilded brass fret-work, reeded pillars & handle; finely turned finials & feet, nicely finished off with a cream enamelled chapter ring with Arabic numerals.

The blued steel hands and French movement with jewelled & silvered lever platform are all original to the fine detailed case and comes with antique double ended key, fully serviced and two year guarantee. £680.00

Approx 78mm wide x 66mm deep x 130mm high (156mm including handle).


Holtby Antique Clock Restorations

Gosport – 023 9252 5665