Viner, London. No.630.
Rare and very small English rosewood mantel clock. The pretty mercury gilt dial is just 7 cm square with fine engine turning and Roman numerals, it is signed Viner London. Blued steel hands.
The high quality, eight day chain fusee movement has a semi deadbeat escapement and the unusual feature of concealed winding from the front. It is numbered 630 to the frontplate and signed on the backplate Viner & Co London.
The rosewood case of lovely colour and patina has a chamfer top, ripple mouldings and canted corners inset with brass. The back door is glazed.
- Height. 7 inches (18 cm)
- Date. Circa 1830
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.