Height

7 foot 2½ inches.

Case

The case with honey coloured burr walnut veneers on oak, the hood with bell caddy top and brass ball finials above a shallow ogee breakarch cornice and conforming bolection moulded door. The concave throat moulding above crossbanded breakarch trunk door inlaid with a herringbone band, the plinth similarly veneered and with an octagonal panel, the front corners canted throughout, the sides crossbanded and divided into panels by further herringbone bands.

Dial

10 inch conforming shallow ogee break arch gilt-brass dial with four dial feet, with mask and foliate scroll spandrels, silvered chapter with Roman hours, lozenge half-hour marks and Arabic minutes. Finely matted centre with Arabic seconds ring and a silvered oval plaque now signed Dan: Delander, London No. V [Vulliamy], the arch with engraved bird-and-scroll spandrels flanking the pendulum regulation dial calibrated 0-60.

Movement

The large movement, 8 by 10⅛ inch plates with six baluster finned pillars, restored duplex escapement with small wheel between the plates and large wheel mounted outside the backplate, with rise and fall lever and pinion adjustment through the dial, bolt-and-shutter maintaining power.

Duration

Month.

Provenance

Major Sir John Prestige, 1940s and sold Sotheby’s, London, 28 Oct 1963, lot 142;
The Odmark Collection, USA;
Carter Wright, 2012;
The Tom Scott Collection.

Literature

H Alan Lloyd, Collectors’ Dictionary of Clocks, London, 1964, p. 188, fig.474-6.

Escapement

Delander pattern duplex.

Exhibited

London, Masterpiece Fair, 2012.

Notes

It is documented that the grasshopper escapement once in this clock was fitted by Charles Hobson, not by Vulliamy; therefore the original Delander duplex has been reinstated with all parts retained, and the altered signature reverted from Vulliamy to Delander, and numbered V in reference to its sometime ‘Vulliamy’ association.