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James Pollard (1773-1835)

Biography of clockmaker James Pollard (1773-1835)

Jonas Pollard (1773-1835) was born circa 1773, the son of John and Martha Pollard.

Pollard was a well-known ironmonger and clockmaker and a member of a fairly large local clockmaking family. He married Dorothy Burridge at Crediton in 1806 and died on the 30th April 1835 making provision in his will for thirteen children.

Pollard was in partnership for sometime with his brother Thomas Pollard of Exeter and with whom he made and fitted numerous turret and public clocks, including church clocks at Talaton (1817) and Dunsford (1830) amongst others.

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Lot FS27/677

Lot FS27/677: Jonas Pollard, Credition, A Mahogany Longcase Clock

Jonas Pollard, Credition, a mahogany longcase clock the eight-day duration movement striking the hours on a bell and having adjustable pallets, the twelve-inch break-arch brass dial having a raised chapter ring engraved with black Roman numerals and signed either side of VI o'clock with the maker's name J Pollard, Crediton, the matted dial centre with subsidiary seconds dial and date aperture, with cast-brass floral spanderels to the four corners, the arch having a silvered convex boss engraved with a bird, the flat-top mahogany case with a shaped top to the trunk door, the hood having fluted hood pillars with cast-brass capitals, height 218cm.

Estimate: £600 - £800
Realised: £360