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Vulliamy, London No. 389

Clockmaker: Vulliamy, London


A fine gilt and patinated bronze mounted marble mantel timepiece. The reeded drum case flanked by bronze lions set on a plinth base. The 4 inch enamel dial with gold Roman numerals. Pierced gilt brass hands. The eight day single fusee movement with dead beat escapement and original numbered pendulum with rise and fall regulation.

Date circa 1802

Height 10 inches (26 cm)

Benjamin Vulliamy was free of the clockmakers Company in 1781. He was consulted by George III on mechanical subjects, especially in connection with Kew Observatory and supplied the King with a very fine regulator. Thomas Brownley of 68 King Street, Golden Square, an independent cabinetmaker was frequently employed by Vulliamy, especially for non-standard work.

At this date, 1807, Vulliamy was working at the Prince Regent’s London residence, Carlton House. Carlton House was the town house of the Prince Regent for several decades from 1783 until it was demolished forty years later