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Victorian Antique Porcelain Mantel Clock by Benjamin Lewis Vulliamy, London

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$9,472.50Asking Price

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A fine early 19th century Coalport Porcelain cased timepiece by this famous maker. The elaborate pink ground porcelain case is set with exotic birds and flowers on scroll feet, with gilded scrollwork and latticework. The 2.75 inch gilt dial with unusual alternating patterns of engine turning, roman numerals and blued steel moon hands. The single fusee movement has anchor escapement to a brass crutch with u-shaped fork. The backplate is signed ‘Vulliamy LONDON’ and numbered 1186. Benjamin Lewis Vulliamy (1780–1854) was a respected clockmaker and son of the famous clockmaker Benjamin Vulliamy (died 1811), whom he succeeded as clockmaker to the Crown. He oversaw the family clock- making business and undertook several important commissions for clocks for churches and public buildings, including one for Windsor Castle. However, he failed to gain the commission for Big Ben and became embroiled in an 8-year dispute with the firm of Dent over the issue. Decorative porcelain cases like this were fashionable in the first quarter of the 19th century and the early Victorian period, and in fact Vulliamy produced a number of clocks of this type. At least two were purchased by the Royal family and are still in the Royal Collection today.

Details

  • Creator
    Benjamin Lewis Vulliamy (Clockmaker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 11 in. (27.94 cm)Width: 5.75 in. (14.61 cm)Depth: 0.1 in. (2.54 mm)
  • Style
    William IV (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1830
  • Condition
    Repaired: Only the necessary professional cleaning and maintenance of the working mechanism to ensure its good working order and reliability. Essential cleaning of the porcelain case to preserve its fine condition. Wear consistent with age and use. Condition of this clock is excellent. Any further details available will be given freely and frankly upon request.
  • Seller Location
    Devon, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU969715843921

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    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Devon, United Kingdom
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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