VULLIAMY No 649, London c1815

  VULLIAMY No 649, London c1815

A miniature timepiece alarm by one of the most eminent makers of the Regency period.  The arched pad top mahogany case has excellent colour and is brass bound with brass inlay.  There is a single carrying handle to the pad top and adjustable brass bun feet to the base.  The sides of the case are finely pierced wood frets preserved behind glass.

The single fusée eight day duration movement has an anchor escapement and alarm mechanism set from the brass pointer on the dial.  The 4 inch enamel dial includes pierced blued steel hands, a roman chapter ring and signed beneath 12 o’clock, and signed and numbered on the backplate of the movement. 

Benjamin Vulliamy, son of Justin Vulliamy, the founder of this eminent family of clockmakers, was born in 1747.  He was admitted to the Freedom of the Clockmakers’ Company 1781-1820 and was Royal Clockmaker to George III.

Clockmaker: VULLIAMY, London
Circa: 1815
Stock Number: 3791
Height: inches