• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 7841

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe

    29 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 121

    AN EARLY VICTORIAN EIGHT DAY TIMEPIECE TABLE CLOCK

    BENJAMIN LEWIS VULLIAMY, LONDON, NO. 1779. CIRCA 1845

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    AN EARLY VICTORIAN EIGHT DAY TIMEPIECE TABLE CLOCK
    BENJAMIN LEWIS VULLIAMY, LONDON, NO. 1779. CIRCA 1845
    CASE: with acroteria corners to architectural pediment, front door with raised fielded panel mouldings, on block feet DIAL: 4¼ in. diameter engraved and silvered dial signed 'VULLIAMY,/LONDON.', blued steel hands MOVEMENT: single gut fusee with four tapering pillars and half dead beat anchor escapement; replaced pendulum holdfast, roller-suspended pendulum
    12½ in. (32 cm.) high; 7 in. (18 cm.) wide; 5½ (14 cm.) deep


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    Benjamin Lewis Vulliamy (178-1854) was the last of the eminent Vulliamy family of clockmakers. Timepieces such as this were made for offices or studies.

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    Provenance

    Sotheby's house sale, Fawley House, 14 October 2003, lot 100.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN