Vulliamy, London No. 1109
Clockmaker: Vulliamy, London
A fine and rare miniature travelling timepiece with alarm.
Mahogany chamfer top case with solid back door and pad feet. Front opening door with silvered sight ring, the chamfer top is detachable to view the escapement.
The delicately engraved and chased arched silvered dial with Roman numerals and centre dial for the gold alarm hand signed Vulliamy London and engraved for winding and setting the alarm. Blued steel hands.
The superb eight day fusee movement with large gilt lever escapement platform having compensation curb to the balance spring.
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. only a few carriage clocks are known by him, mostly in beautifully proportioned and well finished rosewood and mahogany cases. The lever escapement was used as it was more practical than the chronometer escapement which could be damaged when travelling.