Ref No: 746
A rare oak and elm rustic 8-day clock by John Patrick from the Welsh marches – Shropshire area C1720.
The hood with top overhang, 4 turned attached pillars, and a glazed door with chain link hinges. The long trunk door opens from the left with visible hinges, has a door lock and attractive Elmwood surrounds. The base is of elm and has a small plinth.
The heavy 8-day movement with 4 boldly turned pillars, good wheel work and anchor escapement. There is a most attractive 12” dial with date aperture, seconds dial, corner spandrels, central engraving and good hands. The chapter ring has most unusual ½ hour markers and is signed “John Patrick”.
Height: 80” (203cms)
Width: 17” (43cms) at widest point
Depth: 10” (26cms) at widest point
John Patrick is an unrecorded maker, but the features of his work and case design would suggest the Welsh Marches Shropshire area.
Special features on this clock are:
1. Very heavy construction.
2. Oak and elm wood.
3. Particularly nice elm around the trunk door and base.
4. Trunk door hinges on the left side of the trunk door – outside mounted, repaired lock.
5. Hood door hinged from the left with chain type hinges.
6. All four hood pillars are original, but slightly different.
7. Good quality four turned pillar 8-day movement with original bell.
8. Attractive dial with most unusual ½ hour markers.
9. Deep reddish / brown patina.