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A MID-VICTORIAN SCOTTISH GILTWOOD WALL TIMEPIECE

BY JAMES MUIRHEAD, GLASGOW, THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

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A MID-VICTORIAN SCOTTISH GILTWOOD WALL TIMEPIECE
BY JAMES MUIRHEAD, GLASGOW, THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
Modelled with the P & O crest of a setting sun mask and with two dolphins, the white painted Roman dial with steel moon hands and with slow/fast regulation to the centre, the eight day movement with cut corner plates joined by four pillars, single chain fusee with maintaining power, lever escapement with monometallic balance positioned on the front plate, the back plate signed James Muirhead/90 Buchanan St.t/GLASGOW; key
36 in. (92 cm.) high
Provenance
The P & O steamship 'Euxine'.
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Founded in 1836, the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company, sailed from London to Spain, Portugal and the Mediterranean. In 1845 P & O services were extended to Singapore and the Far East and in 1852 they started a bi-monthly Singapore to Australia service. Southampton - Capetown - Australia sailings were started in 1853 and the opening of Suez Canal in 1869 shortened the journey times considerably.

The paddle steamer Euxine was built by Caird and Co., Greenock in 1847 and weighed 1,164 tons. Sir Edward Bates, 1st Bt., (1816-96) bought the steamer in 1868 for 4,275 pounds and he had it converted to a sailing vessel by Laird & Co., Birkenhead.

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