Cylinder watch by Ellicott, London, c 1773.

Exton, David

 
Cylinder watch by Ellicott, London, c 1773.
4 0 c m
 
33cm
actual image size: 25cm x 32cm

Description

This watch by Ellicott, London is in a silver case which is hallmarked 1773. Only the wealthy could afford pocketwatches during the eighteenth century. They were the most intricate mechanical devices made for sale and represented the highest quality of mechanical work performed at that time.

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