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A George III ormolu-mounted white marble and Derby biscuit porcelain mantel timepiece, Benjamin Vulliamy, London, dated 1787

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Estimate:

20,000 - 30,000 GBP

A George III ormolu-mounted white marble and Derby biscuit porcelain mantel timepiece, Benjamin Vulliamy, London, dated 1787

A George III ormolu-mounted white marble and Derby biscuit porcelain mantel timepiece, Benjamin Vulliamy, London, dated 1787

Estimate:

20,000 - 30,000 GBP

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A George III ormolu-mounted white marble and Derby biscuit porcelain mantel timepiece, Benjamin Vulliamy, London, dated 1787


4-inch enamel dial with finely pierced and engraved hands, the fusee movement with tall plates and five pillars, half deadbeat escapement, rise and fall regulation to the brass and steel pendulum, signed in a foliate engraved cartouche on the backplate Vulliamy London, contained within a fluted truncated marble column, the ormolu plinth signed Vulliamy, London, the stepped bow-fronted base mounted with a Derby porcelain urn and a putto, together with ormolu books and masons tools including two mallets, set square, dividers and chisels,

37cm 14½in high

Enamel dial in very good condition. Movement is complete but would benefit from a clean and fresh oil. Case in generally very good condition, gilting to mounts has old marks and a little dirty but otherwise good., left foot to cherub restored otherwise porcelain in very good condition b jut rather dirty. Marble has many old minor edge chips otherwise good. With pendulum but no winder.


**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."


Please note that Condition 12 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (Online Only) is not applicable to this lot.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."