Stock No. : 0180

John Ellicott
London, c1755
Gilt pair cases
Verge movement


This is an English gilt brass pair cased pocket watch, in good working condition, with a verge escapement fusee movement, made around 1755 by the great John Ellicott of London.

MOVEMENT : A beautiful little gilded movement, signed and numbered (4273). The gilding is in fine condition and the winged balance cock beautifully engraved and pierced. It is running well.

DIAL : The white enamel dial is about 35.5 mm in diameter. It has a small repair on the edge at 9 o’clock and a few hairlines around 9 and one from the centre, but it does appear to be the original dial for the movement.
Steel beetle and poker hands (not reproductions).

INNER CASE : No damage or repairs. The gilding has worn from the bow and pendant and some wear around the middle. Nice high dome bull’s eye crystal with no chips or scratches. The pendant is fine without the usual repaired join to the case.

OUTER CASE : Again in very good condition, except for the gilding which has worn through to the brass. The hinge, catch and button are all fine and the case snaps shut nicely.