Regency Mahogany Bracket clock by Joseph Cross.
Flame mahogany break arch top bracket clock with canted corners and brass fishscale sound frets and surmounted by a brass carrying handle. The clock standing on a raised plinth with silvered convex dial with Roman numerals, finely cut blued steel hands and signed ‘J.Cross, Ross’.
Eight day five pillar double fusee movement of fine quality with pull repeat on a large bell. The backplate with beautiful border engraving with matching brackets and pendulum. C.1820
‘Herefordshire clockmakers and watchmakers’ by Tony Branston and John Eisel lists Joseph Cross as working in Ross on Wye from 1816-1826. The following advertisement appeared in the
Hereford journal on 8th March 1826:
Ross, Herefordshire.J.Cross, clock and watch maker, having obtained an assistant from the manufactory of Messers, Barraud, Cornhill, he begs to inform his friends and the public, that all jobs in the above line which may be entrusted to his care will be most punctually attended to. N.B. Gold and Silver plate repaired. Ross, March 7, 1826