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A good Mahogany longcase clock by John Ellicott, London. Circa 1760.

A typical example by this eminent maker.

Stock No:   14326

The substantial, eight day duration, five pillar movement with Graham Dead-beat escapement and rack striking the hours on a fine bell. Also having Strike/Silent operation and a large winged back cock.

Behind a 12" wide and well executed, brass, break-arch dial. The matted centre has a subsidiary seconds ring and lower, square chamfered calendar date aperture, the chapter ring with Roman numerals, minute ring and outer, Arabic fives bears the maker's name "John Ellicott (of) LONDON" around the numeral VI. The dial arch carries the "Strike" and "Silent" selector chapter and also has a matted centre. The corner spandrels are finely cast and of Rococo style and the opposing arch spandrels also depict sea serpents. All four hands are well-cut and of blued steel.

Contained in a classic Ellicott mahogany case of typical style, proportions and largely solid construction. The pagoda top has a front sound fret and two substantial ball-and-spire brass finials. The hood door is flanked with fluted and brass-reeded pillars with brass capitals, the rear has conforming quarter pillars mounted against tapered ears. The sides have large glazed inspection apertures and the Cavetto throat sits above a well-moulded, break-arched top, full-length trunk door. The base has a raised and well-moulded front panel and the double plinth has an attractively shaped bottom. The colour and patina are excellent and the whole appearance is what you would expect from such a fine maker.

* John Ellicott was a Fellow of the Royal Society and worked from Swithin's Alley, Royal Exchange in London. He was born in 1706 and died in 1772. He is considered to have been one of the most eminent ever of English Clockmakers and was Clockmaker to the king. His work was outstanding and he invented a compensated pendulum and mastered the Cylinder escapement.

Dimensions:                                  95" high x 20 3/4" wide x 9 1/2" deep.

Circa:                                             1760.

Condition:                                      Excellent.

Price:                                              £14,500.00.

A good Mahogany longcase clock by John Ellicott, London. Circa 1760.
  • A good Mahogany longcase clock by John Ellicott, London. Circa 1760.
  • A good Mahogany longcase clock by John Ellicott, London. Circa 1760.
  • A good Mahogany longcase clock by John Ellicott, London. Circa 1760.
  • A good Mahogany longcase clock by John Ellicott, London. Circa 1760.
  • A good Mahogany longcase clock by John Ellicott, London. Circa 1760.
  • A good Mahogany longcase clock by John Ellicott, London. Circa 1760.
  • A good Mahogany longcase clock by John Ellicott, London. Circa 1760.
  • A good Mahogany longcase clock by John Ellicott, London. Circa 1760.
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