A rare 18th century yew wood longcase clock Ellwood, London
Lot 356
A rare early 18th century yew wood longcase clock Ellwood, London
Sold for £2,375 (US$ 3,989) inc. premium
Auction Details
The Oak Interior Chester
17 Jan 2013 11:00 GMT

Auction 21094
Lot Details
A rare early 18th century yew wood longcase clock
Ellwood, London
Having a 11-inch brass dial with Roman hours and Arabic minutes framing matted centre with subsidiary seconds dial and date aperture, engraved 'Ellwood London', foliate mask spandrels; the five knopped and finned pillar movement with shaped plates and outside countwheel, rack-striking on a bell; the flat top hood with dentil moulding cornice above open twist three quarter columns, concave throat moulding, a plain door with moulded edge raised on a rectangular plinth base. Sold with a pendulum, two weights and winder. 203cm (80") high.

Footnotes

  • Britten's 'Clocks and Watches' records several Ellwoods working in London in the early part of the 18th century;
    James Ellwood 1734
    John Ellwood 1683-1734 in Whitefriars
    Martin Ellwood 1680-1700
    Thomas Ellwood 1725 Fleet St
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