VULLIAMY, LONDON, CIRCA 1795, NO. 286
VULLIAMY, LONDON, CIRCA 1795, NO. 286
VULLIAMY, LONDON, CIRCA 1795, NO. 286
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VULLIAMY, LONDON, CIRCA 1795, NO. 286

A GEORGE III MANTEL TIMEPIECE

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VULLIAMY, LONDON, CIRCA 1795, NO. 286
A GEORGE III MANTEL TIMEPIECE
CASE: of architectural outline, the plinth base with Wedgwood jasper medallion depicting Thetis dipping the infant Achilles in an urn representing the Styx, DIAL: the Roman white enamel dial with regulation aperture and pierced gilt hands, MOVEMENT: the eight-day single-train movement with half deadbeat escapement, ebony pendulum rod with bob stamped twice '286', signed to the backplate within a foliate engraved cartouche 'Vulliamy, London, No. 286'
White marble, ormolu, Wedgwood jasperware
10 1⁄2 in. (26.7 cm. ) high; 8 3⁄8 in. (21.3 cm.) wide; 3 1⁄2 in. (8.9 cm.) deep
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 4 June 1992, lot 419.
Acquired from Gerald Marsh, Winchester, November 1992.

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Lot Essay


Sir Nicholas Goodison noted: Benjamin Vulliamy's Clock Books, which survive in the British Horological Institute, give full details of the manufacture of clocks from Nos. 296-469 and 746-1067. No. 296 is recorded in 1797. Similar timepieces, with different medallions, are recorded at Crichel, Dorset and Harewood, Yorkshire (No. 293).

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