Vulliamy, London No 1895. SOLD
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.