Viner, New Bond Street, London
Small English mahogany mantel clock. Beautiful convex enamel dial signed Viner New Bond Street London with Roman hour numerals. Original blued steel hands.
The high quality, eight day double fusee movement has an anchor escapement, five pillars and shaped plates. Striking the hours on a bell with trip repeat function and signed on the backplate Viner London.
The pretty arch top mahogany case with platform and brass ball finial. Canted sides inset with brass and an inset brass bound panel with brass inlay beneath the cast brass bezel with convex glass, brass fish scale frets to the sides and brass bracket feet.
- Date circa 1830
- Height. 13 1/4 ins. (33.6 cm)
Charles Edward Viner (1788-1879). A very fine watch, clock and chronometer maker. Apprenticed to Thomas Savage in 1802 he became a member of The Clockmakers Company in 1813 and was a Liveryman between 1819 and 1840. He traded from several London addresses, 233 Regent Street, 1 Royal Exchange and a retail outlet at 151 New Bond Street.
Due to the labour involved, enamelled dials would have been the most expensive type of dial. The enamel dial on this clock is most likely to have been made by Richard Symes, of Wynyatt Street, Clerkenwell, who is considered to have made some of the finest enamel dials of the period.
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