This Small Clockcase Sterling Silver Pendant features a design with full of movement and whimsy, inspired by a motif carved into the sound holes of an antique English clock. A profusion of delicate C scrolls and piercing convey a sense of lightness and fancy characteristic of the 18th-century rococo style. Wear this pendant with the 18 inch chain that comes with it, or pair it with another chain or a simple silk ribbon to vary the look.
- Sterling silver
- Small: 3/4"W x 1 1/8"L
- 18"L chain included
- WILLIAMSBURG exclusive!
Clean with a silver polishing cloth.
The eight-day bracket clock that inspired this pendant design was made in London by John Ellicott around 1740 and is now part of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation collections.
Tall case clocks use weight-driven movements regulated by pendulums housed in wooden cases. Clockmakers put together the mechanical movement while specialists were often engaged to cast the brass gears for the movement and engrave decoration or the maker's name on the clock dial. Cabinetmakers or joiners made the wooden cases while still more specialists might produce inlaid wooden elements or painted motifs and patterns to ornament the clock cases. The style and design of clock movements, especially their dials, and clock cases changed over time with new advances, evolving fashions, and regional preferences.