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FS42: Two Day Fine Art Sale

John Ellicott, London (Attributed), A Walnut Bracket Clock

Auction Lot FS42/881

John Ellicott, London (attributed), a walnut bracket clock the eight-day duration, six-pillar movement having a verge escapement with bob pendulum and striking the hours on a bell, the backplate profusely engraved in the Ellicott manner, the eight-inch break-arch brass dial having a raised silvered chapter ring engraved with black Roman hour numerals and Arabic five-minute outer markings, the matted centre with date and 'false-pendulum' apertures, with cast-brass female-head spandrels to the four corners, the arch having a 'strike/silent' dial with cast-brass spandrels to the sides, the Ellicott-style walnut case having fluted canted corners, concave mouldings to the plinth, glazed panels to the sides, and having a bell-top surmounted by a brass carrying handle, all standing on brass feet, height 52cm not including handle. *Note Although unsigned this clock shows every sign of having come from the workshops of John Ellicott, see Chorley's Auctioneers, Cheltenham, 24th July 2018, lot 1030 for a near-identical signed example. * Biography John Ellicott was an eminent clock and watchmaker born in 1706 with his father being a Cornish watchmaker who was admitted to the Clockmakers Company in 1696. John Ellicott had his first address in Austin Friars Street, London before moving to Swithin's Alley, Royal Exchange where amongst his numerous achievements he invented a form of compensated pendulum and designed the London Hospital Clock. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1738 where he served on the board and wrote a number of papers being a keen observer of scientific matters having an observatory in his Hackney home and was appointed as Clockmaker to King George III. in 1760 his son Edward joined the business with their clocks signed Ellicott, London. John Ellicott died suddenly in 1772. Clocks by Ellicott are in many of the world's top collections and museums.

John Ellicott, London (Attributed), A Walnut Bracket Clock (FS42/881) offered in our Two Day Fine Art Sale starting on 16th April 2019 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

Lot Description

John Ellicott, London (attributed), a walnut bracket clock the eight-day duration, six-pillar movement having a verge escapement with bob pendulum and striking the hours on a bell, the backplate profusely engraved in the Ellicott manner, the eight-inch break-arch brass dial having a raised silvered chapter ring engraved with black Roman hour numerals and Arabic five-minute outer markings, the matted centre with date and 'false-pendulum' apertures, with cast-brass female-head spandrels to the four corners, the arch having a 'strike/silent' dial with cast-brass spandrels to the sides, the Ellicott-style walnut case having fluted canted corners, concave mouldings to the plinth, glazed panels to the sides, and having a bell-top surmounted by a brass carrying handle, all standing on brass feet, height 52cm not including handle. *Note Although unsigned this clock shows every sign of having come from the workshops of John Ellicott, see Chorley's Auctioneers, Cheltenham, 24th July 2018, lot 1030 for a near-identical signed example. * Biography John Ellicott was an eminent clock and watchmaker born in 1706 with his father being a Cornish watchmaker who was admitted to the Clockmakers Company in 1696. John Ellicott had his first address in Austin Friars Street, London before moving to Swithin's Alley, Royal Exchange where amongst his numerous achievements he invented a form of compensated pendulum and designed the London Hospital Clock. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1738 where he served on the board and wrote a number of papers being a keen observer of scientific matters having an observatory in his Hackney home and was appointed as Clockmaker to King George III. in 1760 his son Edward joined the business with their clocks signed Ellicott, London. John Ellicott died suddenly in 1772. Clocks by Ellicott are in many of the world's top collections and museums.

Price Realised

£4,400

Department

Works of Art & Clocks

Fine Art Category

Bracket Clocks

Sale Information

FS42: Two Day Fine Art Sale
Tuesday, 16th April 2019
Wednesday, 17th April 2019

Okehampton Street, Exeter

This lot will be sold after 12:30pm on Wednesday, 17th April 2019 as part of the Works of Art and Clocks section of the sale.

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