The black case surmounted by a marble drum to house the movement below a turned and chased ormolu multi-piece finial. The drum flanked by two bronze lions recumbent facing inwards each holding an ormolu sphere. The stepped black marble plinth with beaded top edge and framed matted panels to the front and sides. The whole case standing on a further plinth with four ormolu milled and tapered feet.
3 inch gilt dial with engine turned centre and Roman numerals, the winding square above VI and pendulum regulation at XII, signed Vulliamy, London and held by a multi-piece ormolu bolection moulded bezel with an entwined snake to the outside.
Four turned pillars holding the circular plates, single fusee with Vulliamy’s typical half-deadbeat escapement with rise and fall pendulum regulation on a pivoted bridge above. The backplate signed Vulliamy, London, No. 656.
Private collection U.K.
Vulliamy, London No.656 Circa 1815
A fine George III small black marble ormolu and bronze mantel timepiece.