Make a statement with this Sterling Silver Extra Large Ellicott Clock Case Pendant inspired by an 18th century clock case dated to 1740 in our collections. This Williamsburg Exclusive piece features a 2.25" diameter sterling silver pendant composed of a swirling filigree pattern and a profusion of delicate C scrolls and piercing that convey a sense of lightness and fancy characteristic of the 18th-century rococo style. Wear this sterling silver large clock case pendant with the 18 inch chain that comes with it, or pair it with another chain or ribbon to vary the look. We especially love this large pendant with a blouse or dress with a low neckline or over a turtleneck in the winter to elevate your look.
- Made of Sterling Silver
- Lobster Claw Closure
- Pendant Measures 2.25" diameter
- Chain Length measures 18"
- WILLIAMSBURG exclusive
The table 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 (object #1954-996). See the original in our digital collections. A small medallion motif carved into the side of the clock case matches our pendant design.
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.