Dating elliott clocks
A masterpiece of design and elegance of the highest quality, both in movement and case.
The deep and rich rococo mouldings retain their original gilding and the 12 piece enamel and guilt dial with original hands is a masterpiece in elegant design.
The very earliest clocks often took the form of mantel clocks and for the last three hundred years they have been an essential form of time keeper in all their variations.
Early mantel clocks are generally large and English, where as French and German clockmakers had their greatest success with less expensive clocks made throughout the 19th century.
The movement is of a similar high quality, striking hours and half hours on a polished bell, and the clock retains its original ormolu dial with multiple enamel tablets for hours and minutes.
A truly exquisite example of this very fine type of clock.
In the second half of the 19th century, French clockmakers really showed that they were masters of both design and engineering.
The high quality movement strikes the hours and half hours on a blued steel gong, making a delightful sound yet it is the elegant design of the tortoiseshell case and ormolu mounts that makes this clock so impressive.
Clocks of this quality were usually only made for the English market due to the cost of production.An attractive French mantel clock of outstanding quality throughout.The high-quality movement striking the hours and half hours on original blued steel gong.Only French clockmakers could combine the rich colour of the gilded mounts with the deep red of the tortoise shell with such dramatic and successful effect.An attractive French mantel clock made at the end of the 19th century, probably for the English market.