English Chinoiserie tall case clock with pagoda glass cornice, flanking gilt carved urn finials, arched hood with a hinged door revealing ormolu engraved face, decorative figural landscape trunk, original interior weights & pendulum, terminating on a squared plinth with a decorative figural pagoda scene and the original bracket feet. Signed Joshua Allsop, London. Clock is in working condition. Early 18th Century
Joshua Allsop's birth date is unknown but he died in 1724. He did his apprenticeship in Northhamptonshire and married Martha Watts at St. Marylebone's Church in London in 1686. He is first mentioned as a clock maker and brother in the Clock makers’ Company in 1689 and took his first apprentice in 1693. Not much is known about Joshua Allsop’s life except that he had an outstanding sense of quality - that much is obvious from the few clocks and pocket watches by Allsop that have survived. He was certainly in no way inferior to the grand and famous London makers of his time.
$ 58,000 Retail
104 in.H x 21 in.W x 10.5 in.D