Edward Ellicott, Sweetings Alley, Royal Exchange, London, Movement No. 7338, 48 mm, 119 g, circa 1780
A pair-cased pocket watch with an early cylinder escapement and half quarter repeater "à toc" of exceptional quality Case: outer case - 18k gold, florally engraved, monogrammed "EL", à goutte, case maker's punch mark "ITP" (John Terrill Pain, Shoe Lane, London), large lateral hinge. Inner case - 18K gold, polished, pusher for repetition via pendant, case maker's punch mark "ITP", movement protection cap, signed. Dial: enamel, radial Roman hours, gold "Poker & Beetle" hands. Movm.: fine full plate movement, keywind, applied florally engraved and pierced ornaments, firegilt, signed, chain/fusee, 2 hammers, round pillars, three-arm steel balance, florally engraved and pierced balance cock, chatoned diamond endstone on balance.
Edward Ellicott Edward Ellicott was the eldest son of John Ellicott, Fellow of the Royal Society and one of the best English watchmakers. Edward carried on the family tradition of making fine cylinder watches; his father had had a great share in their development and introduction in the market. Edward Ellicott started working with his father in 1760 and after his death in 1772 continued the business until his own death in 1791.
Estimate 6,500 - 8,500 €
Price Realised 6,900 €
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