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JOHN ELLICOTT GEORGE III PERIOD QUARTER-CHIMING BRACKET CLOCK BY THIS CELEBRATED ROYAL MAKER.

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JOHN ELLICOTT GEORGE III PERIOD QUARTER-CHIMING BRACKET CLOCK BY THIS CELEBRATED ROYAL MAKER.

A fine George III period ebonised pearwood quarter-chiming bracket clock by this celebrated Royal maker. 

The well-proportioned three-padtop case retains all its original gilt brass mounts, pineapple finials, brass mouldings and ogee bracket feet 

The substantial 8-Day movement strikes the hours on a single bell and chimes the quarters on 8 bells. The brass dial has a finely matted centre, foliate rococo corner spandrels and the rare feature of a flyback calendar with a central subsidiary dial for months of the year in the arch. 

The large top-quality London movement fills the whole case and the backplate is exquisitely engraved with foliage which is repeated on the backcock and the securing brackets. The maker’s signature, Jon: Ellicott London, is centred within the engraving . The movement retains its complete set of 8 bells and has a restored verge escapement with a short bob pendulum. 

Height: 16 in (40.5 cm) 
Width: 12 ¾ in (32 cm) 
Depth: 8 ⅜ in (21.25 cm) 

* John Ellicott was born in 1706 and established his business in Swithin's Alley, Royal Exchange in 1728. He was the inventor of a compensation pendulum and he developed the use of the cylinder escapement. Like his peer George Graham, he became a member of the Royal Society, for which he wrote several papers. He was appointed Clockmaker to the King and he designed the London Hospital clock. He died suddenly in 1772 and was succeeded by his son. His work can be found in museums and royal collections throughout the world. 

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John Ellicott London circa 1760
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