JOHN ELLICOTT EBONISED STRIKING TABLE CLOCK WITH IMPECCABLE VITREOUS ENAMEL DIAL

£25,000.00

1 in stock

Description

This stunning, yet elegant ebonised striking table clock boasts the highest quality workmanship associated with this fine period of clockmaking excellence. A truly stunning ebonised case would not look out of place amongst the highest echelons of society, with the beautifully clear white vitreous enamel dial and comprehensive movement to match. This is a wonderful clock that would complement any collection.

Movement: The substantial 8-day spring driven clock movement runs two fusees for the going train and hourly strike train striking a single bell to the top of the movement with original verge escapement. The back plate of the movement is beautifully engraved with foliate scrolls and signed Ellicott, London.

Case: The sophisticated ebony veneered clock case is a real statement within itself, mounted on brass block feet. The clock benefits from glazed side viewing panels to both sides with lockable glazed doors to both the front and back of the clock.

Dial: The gilt brass dial plate measuring 6 ¾” square, including the strike/silent lever to the top left of the dial plate, which is also engraved “Ellicott” to the bottom left and “London” to the bottom right with the perfect vitreous enamel circular dial centred measuring 6 ½” in diameter and also signed “Ellicott London”. The enamel clock dial features roman numerals with Arabic five minute markers with finely shaped blued original steel hands and sleeved winding holes.

John Ellicott – B.1706 – D.1791

John Ellicott born in 1706, was an excellent maker and was elected to the Royal Society in 1738. His house in St John Hackney was fitted up as an observatory and was visited by many of the famous scientists of his time.

He made very thin watch movements and paid great attention to detail. His reputation brought him to the attention of the Royal Court and he was elevated to the position of Clockmaker to King George II, later to George III and designed public clocks, including that of the London Hospital. He died in 1772 and was followed by his son, Edward, who became Master of the Clockmakers Company in 1834.

Serviced and guaranteed for 3 years.
Height: 17 ¾ ” or 45.5cm (Top of handle)
CIRCA. 1770

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