Vulliamy, London No 1895. SOLD
Clockmaker: Vulliamy, London
A resplendent 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 superb eight day chain fusee movement signed and numbered on the backplate Vulliamy, London 1895. Steel rod pendulum with brass bob numbered 1895.
9 3/4 inches, 25cm.
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.
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.