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John Frodsham (1781-1849)

Biography of clockmaker, watchmaker and chronometer maker John Frodsham (1781-1849)

John Frodsham (1781-1849) was born 1781 and is recorded as working as a watch, clock and chronometer maker at 33 Gracechurch Street in London, moving there in 1825 having taken over the firm following the death of his father William Frodsham (1755-1805) in 1805 and his grandfather, also William Frodsham (1728-1807), in 1807.

Frodsham was made a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers in 1830 with the firm becoming Frodsham & Sons between 1835 and his death in 1849, the sons being Henry John Frodsham, who was apprenticed to him, and George Edward Frodsham who was John Frodsham's successor.

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Lot FS16/655

Lot FS16/655: Frodsham, London A Brass Inlaid Rosewood Bracket Clock

Frodsham, London a brass inlaid rosewood bracket clock the eight-day duration, double fusee, five pillar movement striking the hours on a bell, the backplate engraved 'Frodsham, Gracechurch Street, London', the eight-inch round convex painted dial with black Roman numerals, brass 'moon' hands and signed 'Frodsham, London', the rosewood case with brass inlaid decoration to the front, lower frieze and base, canted corners, brass fishscale side frets, floral side handles and brass ball feet, with the chamfer top surmounted by a brass pineapple finial, height: 52cm. * John Frodsham, born 1781, is recorded as working as a watch, clock and chronometer maker at 33, Gracechurch Street, London moving there in 1825 having taken over the firm following the death of his father William Frodsham in 1805 and his grandfather, also William, in 1807. He was made a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers in 1830 with the firm becoming Frodsham & Sons between 1835 and his death in 1849, the sons being Henry John who was apprenticed to him, and George Edward who was John Frodsham's successor.

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500
Realised: £2,800

Lot FS13/504

Lot FS13/504: Frodsham, London, A Decorative Mahogany Bracket Clock

Frodsham, London, a decorative mahogany bracket clock with an eight-day duration, double fusee movement striking the hours on a bell, the backplate engraved with the maker's name 'Frodsham, Gracechurch Street, London', the eight-inch round painted dial having black Roman numerals, blued steel 'moon' hands and repeat signature, the mahogany case having a raised top with pineapple finial, canted corners, cornucopia side handles, brass fishscale frets and brass decoration to the front, standing on ball feet, height: 62cm.

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,500
Realised: £1,200