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Vulliamy, London No 1895. SOLD

SOLD

A resplendent gilt mounted turtleshell boulle mantel timepiece. Circa 1850.

Case

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.

Dial

The 3½-inch silvered engine turned dial signed Vulliamy, London. Blued steel hands.

Movement

The superb eight day chain fusee movement signed and numbered on the backplate Vulliamy, London 1895. Steel rod pendulum with brass bob numbered 1895.

Height

9 3/4 inches, 25cm.

Provenance

2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma, Patricia Edwina Victoria Knatchbull. (1924—2017)

Possibly Sir Norton Joseph Knatchbull, 10th Baronet (1808–1868)

Paper label to underside reads Hodges Bequest.