Viner, Royal Exchange, London.
A very contemporary looking English bracket clock with an elegant silvered dial signed Viner Royal Exchange London with fine blued steel hands. High quality eight day double fusee movement striking the hours on a bell, signed on the backplate Viner Royal Exchange London. A very heavy pendulum bob with holdfast securing bracket.
The restrained ebonised case has a stepped chamfer top, glazed side panels and a silvered sight ring to the front door.
Date. Circa 1835
Height. 14 1/2 inches. (37 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.
An elegant clock with clean lines that would go well in any setting. The glazed rear door has an original paper label from the famous firm of clockmakers Barraud & Lund with repair dates, the earliest being November 1873.
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