A very rare and beautiful small early verge movement by one of the great London makers of the early 18th century. Wonderful quality.
MOVEMENT : Unusually signed under the balance ”Jno Ellicott, LONDON’ and numbered 839. Wonderfully engraved gilt balance cock and silver plate. Four crested Egyptian pillars.
MOVEMENT SIZE : 7 mm between the plates. Top plate 32.5 mm. Dial plate 33.4 mm.
MOVEMENT CONDITION : Complete and running. Excellent condition throughout.
The serial number on this movement dates it to about 1735, which is correct for the style of the movement.