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Maker: John Ellicott

Circa: 1735

Height: Height 12 inches, Width 7 inches, Depth 5.5 inches

Stock No. Inventory No. 23

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A Fine And Small Ebonised And Brass-Mounted Striking Spring Clock With Pull-Quarter Repeat

A Fine And Small Ebonised And Brass-Mounted Striking Spring Clock With Pull-Quarter Repeat

 Case: Ebonised fruitwood veneers and mouldings on oak, the inverted-bell top with knopped handle, glazed sides with fret apertures above, front door with brass-framed quarter sound frets and brass-framed breakarch dial aperture, the base on ebonised moulded block feet.

Dial: 4.5 by 6 inch breakarch brass dial with four feet, Strike/Silent silvered subsidiary ring to the arch, silvered chapter-ring with Roman hours and fleur-de-lys half-hour marks, Arabic minutes and lozenge half-quarters, flanked by foliate spandrels, with blued-steel hands. The matted centre with mock-pendulum and calender apertures signed on a rectangular silvered plaque John Ellicott LONDON.

Duration: 8 days.

Escapement: Knife-edge verge.

Strike Type: Hour rack striking with pull-quarter repeat.

Provenance: Sotheby's 13, October 1988, lot 207.