The base again crossbanded with canted front corners set on replaced feet. The eight-day movement strikes the hours on a bell and has a very attractive 11-?? inch square brass dial. The raised chapter ring is engraved with roman and Arabic numerals.
The dial centre is well engraved with scrolling leaves and has a date aperture above V1. Below the X11 is the nice feature of a penny moon with an age aperture to the right signed on the chapter ring Jn Shepley Stockport.
John Shepley was a very good and accomplished early maker. Although relatively little is known about him, two clocks dating from around 1710 are illustrated in Loomes Brass Dial Clocks Pg. 144/146. Also a “fine marquetrie clock” is recorded by Shipley of Hyde C.1705, which is probably the same man. I have also seen a fine musical by him in a red walnut case. He died 1749/50.
Height: With / without finials 90″ / 84″ (225-210cms)