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Benjamin Vulliamy, Verge bracket clock. Quarter repeating in a small ebonised case. Numbered 272, Circa 1796.

A fine and classic clock by this eminent maker.

Stock No:   14276

The substantial eight day duration, double fusee, five pillar movement with Half Dead-beat escapement and 'flirt release' rack striking the hours on a fine bell also, quarter repeating on a further two bells. The backplate having the typical Vulliamy, swinging block pendulum transit lock and an engraved floral cartouche surrounding the makers' signature "Vulliamy (of) London. No. 272". Also having pivoting rise and fall regulation, strike/silent work and a large, lenticular pendulum bob.

Behind a seven inch wide, break-arch brass dial. The silvered chapter ring having Roman numerals, minute ring and outer, Arabic fives. The finely matted centre having a tapered and chamfered calendar date aperture and the corners having gilded Rococo style spandrels. The arch carries the two silvered subsidiary strike/silent and regulation chapters also with finely matted centres. These are straddled by the shaped and silvered makers' plate bearing the name and number. Further, the exposed dial plate areas to the arch carry floral design engraving. The blued steel hands are well executed in the typical Vulliamy way.

Contained in a mahogany case with ebonised fruitwood veneer. The low 'inverted bell' top having a gilded, cast brass swinging handle and the front and locking door has a quarter section gilded brass inset frame and silk backed, quarter light sound frets flanking the arch. The case sides also have silked wooden break-arch frets of typical Vulliamy design with well made edge moulding. The well-proportioned case has the distinct proportions and small size typical of this family of makers and the pull repeat exits through the base. The case is raised on four gilded, moulded brass feet.

*Benjamin Vulliamy was born in1747. He was granted the Royal Appointment as King George III's Clockmaker in 1773 and later joined his father in 1780. This clock is absolutely typical of the style and quality made by the Vulliamy's and its quality and crispness cannot be over stated. Aesthetically pleasing and of a smaller size without compromising the size on the movement, it is a true classic. The finer details of it with it's very thick plates cannot be discerned from examples made by his father, Justin, a generation earlier. Owning a Vulliamy table clock is an ambition of almost every collector.

Dimensions:                                   15" high (excluding handle) x 99 1/2" wide x 6 1/2" deep.

Circa:                                              1796.

Condition:                                        Very good with the appearance expected for its unrestored condition.

Provenance:                                    Belonged to a private collector.

Price:                                               THIS IS NOW SOLD

Benjamin Vulliamy, Verge bracket clock. Quarter repeating in a small ebonised case. Numbered 272, Ci
  • Benjamin Vulliamy, Verge bracket clock. Quarter repeating in a small ebonised case. Numbered 272, Ci
  • Benjamin Vulliamy, Verge bracket clock. Quarter repeating in a small ebonised case. Numbered 272, Ci
  • Benjamin Vulliamy, Verge bracket clock. Quarter repeating in a small ebonised case. Numbered 272, Ci
  • Benjamin Vulliamy, Verge bracket clock. Quarter repeating in a small ebonised case. Numbered 272, Ci
  • Benjamin Vulliamy, Verge bracket clock. Quarter repeating in a small ebonised case. Numbered 272, Ci
  • Benjamin Vulliamy, Verge bracket clock. Quarter repeating in a small ebonised case. Numbered 272, Ci
  • Benjamin Vulliamy, Verge bracket clock. Quarter repeating in a small ebonised case. Numbered 272, Ci
  • Benjamin Vulliamy, Verge bracket clock. Quarter repeating in a small ebonised case. Numbered 272, Ci
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