B.L.Vulliamy, Pall Mall.
Attractive rosewood and brass mounted bracket clock. The round painted dial is signed B.L.Vulliamy Pall Mall and has Roman hour numerals. The hands are blued steel. The high quality, eight day double chain fusee movement has an anchor escapement and strikes the hours on a bell. The movement is signed on the backplate B.L.Vulliamy Pall Mall.
The attractive rosewood case with original patina has a stepped and chamfered top. The sides of the case have arched brass mouldings to the glazed panels. The front opening door with chamfered angles and inset panels has a brass sight ring to the dial. The case stands on block feet and has a solid rear door.
- Height. 15 1/2 inches. (39.4 cm)
- Date. Circa 1830.
Benjamin Lewis Vulliamy was the last of a line of exceptional clockmakers, and the last of his illustrious family to hold the Royal Clockmaker's Warrant.
Born on the 25th January 1780, not a lot is known about his childhood, he spent most of it at 68 Pall Mall. He joined his father in Pall Mall very early in life, certainly when less than 20 years of age. He received the Freedom of the Clockmaker's Company in December 1809 and became a liveryman in January 1810 at the age of 30 and was admitted to the Court of Guild in the same year. There he served every office in the Court and was five times elected Master.
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