A substantial signed and dated mid 19th century carved mahogany wall timepiece the dial signed Vulliamy, London, AD 1852 and numbered 1916
Lot 267W
A substantial signed and dated mid 19th century carved mahogany wall timepiece
the dial signed Vulliamy, London, AD 1852 and numbered 1916
Sold for £2,500 (US$ 4,154) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A substantial signed and dated mid 19th century carved mahogany wall timepiece
the dial signed Vulliamy, London, AD 1852 and numbered 1916
the bezel deeply carved with intricate foliage enclosing a heavy bronze bezel with patent hinge-plate marked P. Moore & Co, Patent Number 2, set on a sturdy rectangular lower section with solid doors to each side fixed via a vertical sliding latch and with lockable hinged door below, the 15.75 inch one-piece silvered Roman dial with minute band, bold signature and date, and shaped blued steel hands, fixed to the movement via four polished steel screws through the dial, the very substantial spring driven movement with chain fusee and maintaining power (the lever of which is hooked so as to sit over the centre wheel pinion and engage with the fusee) Vulliamy's own type of deadbeat escapement with 'scape wheel screwed to the collet, to a brass crutch with twin-screw micrometer beat adjustment to the later custom made pendulum with lozenge-section mahogany rod terminating in a very heavy brass bob. 83cm high
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