Vulliamy, Benjamin Lewis. Born 1780, the son and grandson of eminent Royal clockmakers, Benjamin Lewis Vulliamy was one of the great English clockmakers of the 19th Century and continued to hold the Royal Warrant. He worked in Pall Mall until his death in 1854, when his business was taken over by Joseph and Alfred Jump (see footnote to lot 28). It is interesting to compare the the architectural style and dial design of the present clock to a wall regulator with en suite barometer subsequently produced by the Jumps (see Christie's London, Clocks, Watches and Barometers, 7 May 1992, lot 41). The present clock could easily be from the Jump workshop and it is likely that they had a hand in its production.