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A fine mahogany table clock with enamel dial by Ellicott & Taylor circa 1820 (Regency period).

This is a superb example of a good clock by excellent makers.

Stock No:   14427

The eight day duration, 5 pillar, double gut fusee movement. Having an Anchor Recoil escapement and rack striking the hours on a top-mounted bell of good tone. Also having strike/silent selection, pull repeating, knopped pillars and a well-executed, rack operation, rise and fall regulation for the pendulum. The movement plates are shaped, the back of which has border engraving that continues over the fixing and regulation brackets. The centre of the backplate also has the maker's names of "Ellicott & Taylor, LONDON" within an engraved oval.

The 8" diameter, superb white enamel dial is bowed and has black Roman hour numerals within a fine minute track, diamond hour markings and the upper section has the maker's names; "ELLICOTT & TAYLOR, ROYAL EXCHANGE" applied in an arc. The original finely pierced gilt brass hands are matching.

The break-arch mahogany case has a single pad with a brass frame to the top and the upper returned and lower mouldings sit around the full-opening front door. The locking door has a cast brass bezel with a bowed and snapped-in glass and over and below this are three sound apertures with cloth-backed, cast brass fishscale frets. The sides have conforming rectangular apertures with swinging, cast brass carrying handles over the tops. The rear of the case has a further locking door and an arched glass panel. The all-round short plinth sits upon four ball-and-plate, cast brass feet. The pull repeating cord exits the case from the bottom left and upon opening the front door, the strike/silent selector can be seen and also the silvered rise and fall regulation dial.

The Ellicotts were a family of clockmakers beginning with John Ellicott, who was admitted to the freedom of the Clockmakers’ Company in 1696 and was Warden of the Company from 1731 to 1733. His son also John born in 1706, was an eminent 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 was clockmaker to the King 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.

* The firm became Ellicott & Taylor in 1811 and then Ellicott & Smith in 1830. Many clocks are to be found with one of these names as maker. Most are of the standard type, of large size and of excellent workmanship. The crispness in condition and also the quality of this clock
immediately stands out. There is no evidence of it ever being poorly
repaired or neglected - this is rare to find.

Dimensions:               17 3/4" high x 12" wide x 7 1/2" deep.

Circa:                          1820.

Condition:                    Though I have not overhauled the movement it is clean, very well maintained
                                    recently and in excellent condition. It is working perfectly in every respect. The dial is
                                    perfect and may be restored. The case is also excellent with just signs of usage and
                                    wear over its life, the cloth backing to the frets has been replaced.

Price:                           £4,500 in its present fully working condition. A price for servicing the movement and
                                    also timescales for any work required by the purchaser can be advised upon enquiry.

A fine mahogany table clock with enamel dial by Ellicott & Taylor circa 1820 (Regency period).
  • A fine mahogany table clock with enamel dial by Ellicott & Taylor circa 1820 (Regency period).
  • A fine mahogany table clock with enamel dial by Ellicott & Taylor circa 1820 (Regency period).
  • A fine mahogany table clock with enamel dial by Ellicott & Taylor circa 1820 (Regency period).
  • A fine mahogany table clock with enamel dial by Ellicott & Taylor circa 1820 (Regency period).
  • A fine mahogany table clock with enamel dial by Ellicott & Taylor circa 1820 (Regency period).
  • A fine mahogany table clock with enamel dial by Ellicott & Taylor circa 1820 (Regency period).
  • A fine mahogany table clock with enamel dial by Ellicott & Taylor circa 1820 (Regency period).
  • A fine mahogany table clock with enamel dial by Ellicott & Taylor circa 1820 (Regency period).
  • A fine mahogany table clock with enamel dial by Ellicott & Taylor circa 1820 (Regency period).
  • A fine mahogany table clock with enamel dial by Ellicott & Taylor circa 1820 (Regency period).
  • A fine mahogany table clock with enamel dial by Ellicott & Taylor circa 1820 (Regency period).
  • A fine mahogany table clock with enamel dial by Ellicott & Taylor circa 1820 (Regency period).
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