Vulliamy, London - No. 1351
Vulliamy, London - No. 1351

Vulliamy, London - No. 1351

c. 1837 to c. 1838 England

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A very fine and unusual timepiece by Benjamin Lewis Vulliamy.

The all brass case has been fire gilded and is engraved with various Rococo-style motifs. The silvered dial is inscribed ‘VULLIAMY LONDON’. The blued steel hands are typical of the period. The design and the construction of the case both suggest a European influence. The Vulliamy family, originally from Switzerland, also spent some time in France, and it is known that Benjamin Lewis had on occasion, made use of French craftsmen for his clockcases, but not the movements.*

The 8-day movement has substantial plates, with four tapered pillars, gut-fusee, and semi-deadbeat escapement. The backplate is inscribed ‘Vulliamy No. 1351’. There is a heavy squat brass-cased pendulum bob. The pendulum is carried by a rectangular steel rod with double-roller suspension from a substantial back-cock and can be regulated through the aperture in the bottom of the case.

The Vulliamy family was one of the most important London clock making families from 1750-1850 and worked as Royal Makers.
Ref. ‘The Vulliamy Clockmakers’ by David G. Vulliamy. P. 30.
Dimensions
Height 12.00 inch (30.48 cm)
Width 8.75 inch (22.22 cm)
Depth 7.75 inch (19.68 cm)
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