VINER, Inv et Fecit, Regent Street London c1830

  VINER, Inv et Fecit, Regent Street London c1830

A highly important English carriage clock contained in a walnut case with gilt chased mounts and recessed matching handle.   This incredible small clock includes month duration, perpetual calendar and quarter striking and must rank as one of the most superb English clocks ever to be made.

The gilt foliate chased mask to the silvered dials includes no less than eight subsidiary dials.   Beneath twelve o’clock is a seconds dial and above six o’clock is an aperture to view the period lunation flanked by up and down dials for both going and striking train showing the state of wind.  Beneath the main dial, the four small subsidiary dials indicate the day of the week, day of the month, month and leap year.   The blued steel pointers are made in the style of Breguet and the third fine pointer is to set the alarm. 

The twin train fusée movement has an exceptionally fine duplex escapement and the remarkable month duration movement strikes the quarters on two gongs, the hours on a single gong and the alarm on a bell.  

Charles Edward Viner was apprenticed in 1802 and Free of the Clockmakers Company in 1813 and established his business in Regent Street, London.  Little is known how he learnt his expertise but he produced some of the finest English travelling clocks ever to be made.  At his best, his work surpasses that of his peers Vulliamy and Dent.  

Height: 8 in (20 cm)

Clockmaker: VINER, Inv et Fecit, Regent Street London
Circa: 1830
Stock Number: 3997s
Height: 8 inches (20 cm.)