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William Upjohn (1754-1812)

Biography of clockmaker William Upjohn (1754-1812)

William Upjohn (1754-1812) was a late 18th century clockmaker, based in Exeter, Devon. He was the son of William Upjohn (1712-1768), who was also a clockmaker, and Anna Reeve (1718-1784). His father was born in Shaftesbury in Dorset and married Anna Reeve 11th September 1736 at Holy Trinity in Exeter. William Upjohn was born on 29th March 1754 in Exeter.

Upjohn married Elizabeth Glanville on 6th October 1772 at St Mary Major in Exeter

He is recorded as working in Fore Street in Exeter in the late 1700s before moving to Southgate Street in the city around 1800.

Upjohn retired in 1803, moving to London where he died in 1812.

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Lot FS17/752

Lot FS17/752: Sam. Atfield, Brentford, A Walnut Queen Anne Style Miniature Longcase Clock

Sam. Atfield, Brentford, a walnut Queen Anne style miniature longcase clock the eight-day duration, five-pillar movement striking the hours on a bell with an outside countwheel, the eight-inch square brass dial having a raised silvered chapter ring engraved with black Roman numerals, meeting-arrowhead half-hour markings and signed Sam Atfield, Brentford either side of VI o'clock, with a matted dial centre and four cast brass floral spandrels to the corners with floriate engraving between, the walnut veneered case with a caddy top and turned columns to the hood, beaded moulding to the trunk door and crossbanding to the base, the backboard bearing a torn label stamped 'Upjohn W, Maker, South Street', height: 182cm.

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