A fine quality Georgian oak Longcase / Grandfather clock by John Joyce of Ellesmere (Shropshire) dated 1768. The clock is in excellent original condition and has a very good patina and colour, it comes with the original gilded finials and impressive central scallop finial decoration - all are removable. The clock is made by John Joyce of Ellesmere and is dated 1768 to the frieze above the dial. The case is made from solid oak and has the original oak backboard. The hood has a moulded breakfront pediment and caddy top surmounted by a gilt carved shell finial, above a carved dated frieze and crossbanded glazed door, with turned columns to the front and back.
The slender trunk door is crossbanded and is flanked by raised reeded columns, with the original strap hinges, original lock and key. The breakfront box base is very unusual with decorative featherband work to the centre panel.
A fine quality square brass dial with a silvered chapter ring and a matted centre with a seconds dial and date aperture, surrounded by gilded spandrels. The movement is eight-day and does work nicely when setup correctly, keeping very good time and strikes the hours.The original lead weights, brass pulleys, brass bob pendulum and a nice quality winding key. Original key also present for the trunk door lock. 85 tall not including the central scallop. 90 including the central scallop. A genuine and correct example of high quality in good original condition. This item is in the category "Collectables\Decorative Collectables\Clocks\Grandfather Clocks". The seller is "rdsvic98" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.