Joel Ettry, Horton

Joel Ettry, Horton

An oak longcase clock by Joel Ettry, Horton, near Devizes.

He was born about 1715 and was buried in Bishops Cannings in 1786. The Ettrys were an interesting family of clock makers working in the 18th Century in Bishops Cannings and Horton, near Devizes.

Joel was the son of John and he had two brothers, Jacob and John, who were also clockmakers.

This clock dates from around 1760.The solid and heavy, fantastically deep ruddy coloured oak case has a flat pediment with a typical “Ettry” blind fretwork panel, integral columns to the hood and a long, narrow trunk door with wide walnut crossbanding.

The 11″ wide prettily engraved brass dial with the large maker’s name and “HORTON,” has a square calendar aperture. Of thirty hour duration, the movement strikes the hour on a bell. The overall height of this clock is 6’7″. A superb example.

Price: £2,450


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