This stunning quarter chiming bracket clock boasts the high quality workmanship associated with this fine period of clockmaking excellence. A truly stunning case would not look out of place amongst royalty, with the beautifully clear enamel dials 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 three fusees for the going train, hourly strike train striking a single bell and quarter chiming train striking 8 bells with anchor escapement, considerable iron rod pendulum with heavy lenticular brass bob and rating nut. The back plate of the movement is beautifully engraved with foliate scrolls and signed Ellicott, London.
Case: The majestic ebony veneered clock case is a real statement within itself, mounted with the very highest quality finials, mounts, side handles and feet all being cast, chased and gilded. The carrier tides on all four corners are superb quality and the case is finished with fish scale silk covered brass fretting to both sides with lockable glazed doors to front and back.
Dial: The break arch dial measuring 7 ½” wide by 10” tall features the gilt brass dial plate with two perfect vitreous enamel dials. The main clock dial features roman numerals with Arabic five minute markers with shaped finely blued original steel hands and sleeved winding holes. Immediately above there is the strike/silent enamel dial, also signed Ellicott, London, with the dial complimented by six cast and chased gilt brass rococo spandrels.
- Currently – Private collection, UK
- Purchased from a well established clock dealer
Height: 25” or 64cm (Top of finial)
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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.
J. C. Collection
The J. C. Collection is one mans collection of fine antique clocks based in the county of Bedfordshire.
A highly respected horologist and a Fellow of The British Horological Institute, James has held many horological positions of high esteem working for contracts with H. M. Government to the The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple.
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