These Sterling Silver Ellicott Clock Case Earrings will add simple elegance to your jewelry collection. The intricate scrolling design is inspired by a motif carved into the sound holes of an antique English clock in the collections of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. These post back earrings have a 0.75" drop and wear perfectly when dressed up or down.
- Made of Sterling Silver
- Post Back Earrings
- Drop measures approximately 0.75”
- Earring size measures approximately 0.75” X 0.75”
- Williamsburg Exclusive
Polish with a soft non-abrasive dry 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.