VULLIAMY No. 549, London, c1815

  VULLIAMY No. 549, London, c1815

A very fine and important longcase clock with Royal provenance.  The typical Vulliamy case has an architectural  design with well figured mahogany veneer which has good patination and faded colour.  Standing on block feet, there is a double plinth, panelled base and both hood and trunk are flanked by grooved columns with reeded brass insets.

The 12” square dial has a silvered finish with fine engraving for the Roman numerals and outer Arabic numerals for the minutes.  There is a subsidiary seconds dial, an aperture to view the day of the month and a strike/silent option above 12 o’clock.  The dial is signed in script Vulliamy, London No 549.

The high quality eight day duration movement has hour strike sounded on a bell and an anchor escapement with wood rod pendulum, a substantial brass bob and a calibrated rating nut.

The Vulliamy family were one of the most celebrated clock makers spanning over 100 years and during this time they maintained the Royal Warrant.  This particular example was made circa 1815 by Vulliamy (Benjamin or Benjamin Lewis).

Provenance: H R H the late Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone.  Removed from Kensington Palace.

Illustrated: Royal Clocks – C Jaggar p.208

Clockmaker: VULLIAMY No. 549, London
Circa: 1815
Stock Number: 4089
Height: 86 inches (218 cm.)