Fri, 7th Jan 2022 14:00

The Fine Clock Sale

 
  Lot 92
 

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BENJ: GRAY & JUST: VULLIAMY, LONDON. A GEORGE II FIGURED WALNUT 8-DAY LONGCASE CLOCK

BENJ: GRAY & JUST: VULLIAMY, LONDON. A GEORGE II FIGURED WALNUT 8-DAY LONGCASE CLOCK the 12" square brass dial with mask and scroll foliated spandrels, silvered Roman chapter ring with Arabic minutes ring enclosing a matted centre with seconds dial, date aperture and signed makers plaque; with fine cut blue steel hands. The eight-day movement with five knopped pillars, the deadbeat escapement and hourly rack strike on a bell; with strike/silent lever to the IX. The stepped caddy moulded hood with glass side windows and moulded tapering pillars to the hood door above a cross-grain moulded full-length trunk door and crossbanded base standing on a stepped double moulded plinth.

230cm high

Benjamin Gray and Justin Vulliamy formed an important partnership working in Pall Mall from 1743 until 1762. Vulliamy was the son-in-law of Gray and between them, they made many fine clocks and watches which are exhibited in museums around the world. Justin Vulliamy was the first of the Vulliamy family to arrive in England from Switzerland and also the first to receive Royal Patronage.

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Estimated at £8,000 - £12,000


 

BENJ: GRAY & JUST: VULLIAMY, LONDON. A GEORGE II FIGURED WALNUT 8-DAY LONGCASE CLOCK the 12" square brass dial with mask and scroll foliated spandrels, silvered Roman chapter ring with Arabic minutes ring enclosing a matted centre with seconds dial, date aperture and signed makers plaque; with fine cut blue steel hands. The eight-day movement with five knopped pillars, the deadbeat escapement and hourly rack strike on a bell; with strike/silent lever to the IX. The stepped caddy moulded hood with glass side windows and moulded tapering pillars to the hood door above a cross-grain moulded full-length trunk door and crossbanded base standing on a stepped double moulded plinth.

Benjamin Gray and Justin Vulliamy formed an important partnership working in Pall Mall from 1743 until 1762. Vulliamy was the son-in-law of Gray and between them, they made many fine clocks and watches which are exhibited in museums around the world. Justin Vulliamy was the first of the Vulliamy family to arrive in England from Switzerland and also the first to receive Royal Patronage.

Auction: The Fine Clock Sale, Fri, 7th Jan 2022

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