18th Century Chinoiserie Lacquered Longcase Clock
18th Century Chinoiserie Lacquered Longcase Clock
18th Century Chinoiserie Lacquered Longcase Clock
18th Century Chinoiserie Lacquered Longcase Clock

JOHN ELLICOTT II (1706-1772)

18th Century Chinoiserie Lacquered Longcase Clock

1750 England

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A Very Fine Long case Clock, with a Musical Movement
by John Ellicott, Clockmaker to King George the Third

Housed within a Chinoiserie lacquered case, having an inspection door, the domed top with brass flambeau finials, the hood housing the John Ellicott eight day movement striking the hours on a bell, with a brass faced, arched dial, with silvered hour chapter and second rings respectively engraved with Roman and Arabic numerals; below, an aperture showing the date, and over, the tunes played, ‘Charming Phillis’ (sic), and ‘29th May’, with pierced brass spandrels in the quadrants. Engraved, ‘John Ellicott, London’.
Circa 1750
Excellent, in working condition
John Ellicott (1706-1772) was the son of a Cornish clockmaker from Bodmin, John Ellicott Senior (1696-1733), noted by the Royal Society as ‘ an ingenious watchmaker of great note’, and, ‘an eminent watchmaker’; established at St Swithun’s Alley, near the centre of the English clock trade, the Royal Exchange, Brian Loomes ‘Watchmakers & Clockmakers of the World’ NAG Press 2006, notes him as the inventor of compensation pendulum, and a developer of the cylinder escapement, and Royal Clockmaker to His Majesty. His son, John Ellicott Junior, joined the family business in 1760, the clocks, hitherto fore signed ‘John Ellicott’, where thence signed with the patronymic, ‘Ellicott’.
Dimensions
Height 247.00 cm (97.24 inches)
Width 48.00 cm (18.90 inches)
Depth 24.00 cm (9.45 inches)
Stock Code
7652
Medium
lacquer, gilt work, brass,
Signed/Inscribed
signed by maker
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