A Fine and rare George III gilt brass-mounted Ebonised quarter chiming bracket clock by John Ellicott (London, 1706-1772)

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A Fine and rare George III gilt brass-mounted Ebonised quarter chiming bracket clock by John Ellicott (London, 1706-1772)

The bell top inset with five pineapple finials, over shaped glazed side apertures to a moulded base set with brass band and sides, on boldly cast scroll feet, the 7.5 inch arched brass dial applied with six well-cast and finished spandrels flanking the strike/silent ring and Roman and Arabic chapter ring, with matted centre and calendar aperture, signed on the chapter ring

England, circa 1765

Height: 51 cm  Width: 30 cm

 JOHN ELLICOTT LONDON, the triple fusee movement with verge escapement striking the hours on a bell and chiming the quarters on a run of eight bells and hammers, the backplate signed in a central engraved reserve amid flowing foliate scrolls and roundels. John Ellicott (London, 1706-1772), was an eminent English clock and watchmaker of the 18th century. His father, a Cornishman, John Ellicott (-1733), was also a clockmaker and had been admitted to the Clockmakers' Company in 1696. John Ellicott (jnr) conducted business first from Austin Friars Street EC2 and later from Swithin's Alley, Royal Exchange, and in 1738 was elected Fellow of the Royal Society. He showed a keen interest in scientific matters and maintained an observatory at his home in Hackney. He was best known for his work on temperature compensated pendulums and his use of the cylinder escapement. His quality workmanship led to an appointment as Clockmaker to George III. His son Edward (-1791), joined the business in 1760. Subsequently, over their twelve-year partnership, clocks were then signed just "Ellicott, London

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