John Ellicott, London
Clockmaker: John Ellicott, London
A handsome George III mahogany table clock. Circa 1765
The typical Ellicott mahogany brass-bound case with full front opening door and bezel has an inverted bell top surmounted by a brass handle. Brass bound glazed sides, the moulded base rests on brass bracket feet.
The square silvered dial has concealed strike/silent lever, signed Ellicott, London revealed when the door is open. Roman and Arabic chapters and the original blued steel hands.
The good quality movement has five pillars, twin fusees and restored verge escapement. The hours are struck on a bell above the plates with trip repeat function. The backplate is engraved with a foliage and a fluted column.
Height 15 3/4 ins (40 cm)
John Ellicott (1706-1772) was one of the finest clockmakers of the 18th Century. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1738. In 1762 he was appointed Clockmaker to the King.