Vulliamy, London No 1893 SOLD
Clockmaker: Vulliamy, London
A gilt mounted turtleshell boulle mantel timepiece. Circa 1850.
The waisted case veneered in red shell and inlaid in brass, the ormolu mounts with paw feet and shell casting to the top, the rear door having a pierced gilt fret finely engraved with a scroll and floral design.
The 3½-inch silvered engine turned dial signed Vulliamy, London. Blued steel hands.
The eight day chain fusee movement signed and numbered on the backplate Vulliamy, London 1893. Steel rod pendulum with brass bob numbered 1893.
9 3/4 inches, 25cm.
Benjamin Lewis Vulliamy was a partner with his father Benjamin Vulliamy until 1811, he then continued the family business. Clockmaker to George III, George IV, William IV and Queen Victoria. Master of the Clockmakers' Company in 1821, 1823, 1825, 1827 and 1847. His collection of books on horology is in the Library of the Institute of Civil Engineers.