John Joyce, Ellesmere C.1768


Ref No 385
A very unusual oak longcase clock by John Joyce, Ellesmere (Shropshire) C.1768.

Price: £12,250.00

The elaborate hood with caddy top surmounted with a giltwood shell and two giltwood finials. There are 4 freestanding turned pillars and the date in the fret. A slim 33″ long arched trunk door is flanked by flat reeded side columns and the base has a central recessed chevron panel. There is unusual crossbanding to the trunk door and hood.

The 8-day hour striking movement has 4 finely turned pillars, good wheelwork and a 12″ dial with seconds dial, date aperture and brass corner spandrels. John Joyce, son of clockmaker William was baptised at Wrexham 24th May 1718 and died in 1787. Of his 7 sons 5 became clockmakers. He attended to St. Mary’s church clock in Ellesmere from 1738-1758.

Height: With / without finials: 90″ / 85″ (216 / 229cms)

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