Silver cased verge by John Ellicott

Stock No. 1579

John Ellicott
London, c1765
Silver case, 46 mm
Verge escapement


A fine verge watch, by these prestigious London makers.

MOVEMENT : A good verge movement, signed (Ellicott, LONDON) and numbered (5695).

The balance cock and plate are finely pierced and engraved, with a mask at the neck. Four wonderful scrolled pillars.

The movement is in very good condition and is running well.

DIAL : Fine white enamel dial.

In good condition, with no repairs and just a few faint hairline (at the edge around 6, from the centre to 9, and at the edge between 1 and 3.

Blued steel beetle and poker hands.

CASE : A mid 19th century replacement silver case with Danish silver marks.

In good condition throughout. The hinges are all fine, the covers snap shut, and the high dome crystal is fine.

The case is a perfect fit for the movement, with no modifications, so was certainly made specially for this watch.

John Ellicott watches are numbered 4770 from 1760 and 6453 from 1770. From 1758 all John Ellicott watches were simply signed Ellicott.

The silver marks are for Martin Larsen, licensed in Rudkøbing, Denmark, between 1829 and 1869.