Ezekiel Jones Shelf Clock (Boston, Mass.)

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antique Massachusetts shelf clock


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A very rare and important Federal painted, stenciled & eglomisé bride’s model antique Massachusetts shelf clock, by Ezekiel Jones, Boston, Massachusetts, circa 1820.

The attractive antique shelf clocks of this form were popularized in the 1820's in Boston and are subsequently referred to as “Massachusetts shelf clocks”. This highly decorated example is classified as a “Bride’s” model and is among an elite group of only six documented examples to share these qualities. Bride’s models are typically highly ornamented with gilding, ormolu mounts, elaborate eglomisé panels, stenciling and most importantly a white painted case. This example, by the rare Boston clockmaker Ezekiel Jones [1788-1826], exhibits all of these traits and is arguably preserved in the best original condition. The glass tablet is signed below the dial with the clockmaker’s name in a red oval cartouche “Ezekiel Jones / Boston”. The lower a detailed polychrome bucolic scene depicting a lakeside view with a cottage and a shepherd at center leaning against a tree.


Height with finial: 35 ¾”, Width at base: 13 ¼”, Depth: 6 ½”



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