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A fine quality quarter chiming, London made, faux red tortoiseshell bracket clock, c.1880

  • Maker: JJ Elliott was one of the supreme clock craftsmen of the late 19th century. He was also one of the greatest innovators, with particular interest in making clocks more interesting to listen to. In 1865 James Jones Elliott of 156 Cheapside in the City of London began his clock making apprenticeship with "Bateman" of Smithfield, London. By 1882, Elliott was established as a "manufacturer of fine quality clocks".
  • Date: 1880
  • Height: 54cm Width: 35cm Depth: 23cm
  • Price: 7,500

 

Overview

An exceptional triple fusee quarter chiming bracket clock of English manufacture dating from the last half of the 19th century in excellent original condition.

Case

The high quality oak case veneered with faux red tortoiseshell with ebonised mouldings.

The finely cast gilded caryatids mounts to the corners, with cast brass silk lined fishscale frets to the case sides with substantial gilded brass carrying handles above.

The case standing on four gilded scrolled feet.

The brass bound opening glazed front door with the original escutcheon and lock.

The elegant pagoda style top surmounted with five original gilded pineapple finials.

Silk lined sound fret to the rear door which also has the original lock.

Dial

The arched brass dial with a finely matted centre, surrounded by beautifully cast and gilded spandrels.

A silvered and engraved roman chapter ring, with silvered subsidiary zones for chime / chime silent and tune selector.

Movement

The fully restored chain driven triple fusee movement of eight day duration is of the highest quality manufacture, most probably made by Elliott of London.

The substantial movement plates united by 5 knopped pillars having the original anchor escapement.

The movement is of the finest quality with no expense spared in manufacture, having the unusual feature of a fully engraved back plate, only seen on the very best clocks of this period.

The clock chimes the quarter hours on 9 graduated bells giving a choice of eight bell chimes or Cambridge chimes, with the hours being struck on a larger tenth bell.

The engraved brass bob pendulum, with London style rating adjustment and knurled thumbscrew pendulum restraint.

Hands


Beautiful blued steel hands of serpentine design.


Listen to 8 bell chiming sound clip


 


Listen to Cambridge chiming sound clip


 

 

An elegant, well proportioned original clock with a highly decorative case of excellent colour and patination.

All of our clock movements are restored by our horologist who works exclusively for us.

Our horologist is a Fellow of the British Horological Institute (FBHI), having 35 years of full time professional engagement in the repair & restoration of clocks, watches, music boxes & barometers. He was the recipient of the 1977 Worshipful Company of Clockmakers Bronze Medal.
Please contact us for further details and delivery information.

 
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Case 1

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Case 2

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Movement 1

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Movement 2

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Dial

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