VULLIAMY No. 618, London

  VULLIAMY No. 618, London

A small rouge marble mantel timepiece with ormolu mounts to the base, gilt recumbent lions flanking the drum housing and surmounted by a gilt eagle with wings spread.

The timepiece movement is of eight-day duration and is signed and numbered to the back plate.  The dial is particularly fine and appears to be made of solid silver with a polished area for the chapter ring and an inner engine turned centre with a plaque signed by the maker. The delicate blued steel pointers with finely pierced hearts.

Height: 10 in (25.5 cm)
Length: 11 in (28.5 cm)
Depth: 3 ¾ in (9.5 cm)

Benjamin Lewis 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: 1810
Stock Number: 4233s
Height: 10 inches (25.5 cm.)