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An oak thirty hour longcase clock by James Joyce of Whitchurch, Shropshire. Circa: 1790.

A very pretty clock in good condition by one of the Joyce's of Whitchurch that became famous Turret clock makers.

Stock No:   14345


Movement.

Thirty hour duration, chain driven with Anchor recoil escapement and countwheel striking the hours on a bell.

Dial.

Eleven inch square, painted iron 'white dial' probably made by Wilson of Birmingham. The corners decorated with roses and the chapter area having fine inner and outer lined circles and containing black Roman hour numerals, dotted minute divisions and Arabic five minute numerals. The central part bearing the maker's signature of "JA(me)s. JOYCE, (of) WHITCHURCH" applied in an arch above centre and a squared drop-mouth calendar aperture with gilt edging and decoration is just below the centre and the hands are blued steel 'Serpentine' style. The dial is fitted to the movement directly without a 'false-dial'.

Case.

Being well-proportioned, of a good colour and made from oak, it has mahogany crossbanding applied to the inner edge of the hood door, the edge of the trunk door and around the raised base panel.

The flat top cornice is surmounted with a sound box that has a relief panelled front. The cornice is above a blind-fretted frieze and the hood door is flanked with tapered and reeded pillars with turned capitals. The pillars are copied and quartered to the trunk front corners and the full-length door has a scrolled top. The base has canted and reeded front corners with 'lamb's ears' to the bottom and the front carries a raised panel with a shaped top. The plinth has a scroll shaped bottom incorporating feet.

* James Joyce was the Grandson of William Joyce who started the business in the North Shropshire village of Cockshutt in 1690. It was James who moved the business to Whitchurch. The company is now the oldest clockmaking business in the world.

** This clock was fully restored by the firm of Tom Tribe before 1995 and it is believed that the owner spent a considerable sum on its restoration. We purchased the clock privately from Salisbury and it is a superb example of a thirty hour longcase clock made by a maker belonging to an important clockmaking dynasty.

Dimensions:                          77 1/2" high x 20" wide x 10 1/4" deep.

Circa:                                     1790.

Condition:                              Excellent and previously restored well and in working order.

Price:                                      £2,800.00 when overhauled.

An oak thirty hour longcase clock by James Joyce of Whitchurch, Shropshire. Circa: 1790.
  • An oak thirty hour longcase clock by James Joyce of Whitchurch, Shropshire. Circa: 1790.
  • An oak thirty hour longcase clock by James Joyce of Whitchurch, Shropshire. Circa: 1790.
  • An oak thirty hour longcase clock by James Joyce of Whitchurch, Shropshire. Circa: 1790.
  • An oak thirty hour longcase clock by James Joyce of Whitchurch, Shropshire. Circa: 1790.
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