James Murray, Royal Exchange, London, c1830

  James Murray, Royal Exchange, London, c1830

A good regency five-glass mantel timepiece in a rosewood case standing on ormolu feet and surmounted by an ormolu carrying handle.

The 3 1/2 in brass dial is engraved to the corners with a silvered disc with engine turned centre and plain Roman chapter ring. 

The single fusee timepiece movement with chain drive and anchor escapement.  Signed to the dial and backplate by the maker James Murray, Royal Exchange, London.

James Murray is recorded as a “watch and chronometer maker of great repute”.  He is recorded as being free of the Clockmakers’ Company in 1815 and as working at Royal Exchange from 1817 to 1840.  His work is always of the highest quality.

Height 23cm (9in) (excl. Handle)

Clockmaker: James Murray, Royal Exchange, London
Circa: 1830
Stock Number: 3548
Height: (excluding handle) 9 inches (23 cm.)