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Viner & Co, London - A Tortoiseshell Portico Clock

A   rather   attractive   English   tortoiseshell   portico   clock   which   has   an   eight-day   duration,   chain-fusee   timepiece   movement, with   anchor   escapement,   and   is   signed   on   the   backplate   in   engraved   scroll   Viner   &   Co,   London,   with   the   serial   number   956 stamped on the front-plate, and has a gilded sunburst bob to the pendulum. The   gilded   dial   has   engine-turned   engraved   decoration   to   the   centre,   painted   black   Roman   hour   numerals   and   is   signed   on the   chapter   ring   at   XII   o'clock   Viner   &   Co,   London.   It   has   a   well-executed   decorative   gilded   inner   bezel   and   blued   steel   moon hands. The   red   tortoiseshell   case   has   inlaid   brass   decoration   to   the   front   &   sides   with   ormolu   mounts   and   feet,   the   floor   of   the base   is   inlaid   with   triangular   patterns   of   mother-of   pearl   and   tortoiseshell   and   the   four   tapered   pillars   are   topped   by ormolu Corinthian capitals. Height: 21½ inches (54.5 cms) Please click on images to enlarge: Any additional images are shown below

Charles Viner

Charles   Edward   Viner   was   born   in   1788,   apprenticed   to   Thomas   Savage   in   1802,   free   of   the   Clockmakers'   Company   in   1813, and   was   a   Liveryman   from   1819.   He   was   at   1   Royal   Exchange,   London   from   1776   until   1820   and   also   had   a   retail   outlet   at 151 New Bond St. at this time, the firm then traded at 19 Sackville St. from 1840 - 1859. He died in 1875.

Price: £5,000.00

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Viner & Co, London - A Tortoiseshell Portico Clock

A   rather   attractive   English   tortoiseshell   portico   clock   which   has   an   eight-day   duration,   chain- fusee   timepiece   movement,   with   anchor   escapement,   and   is   signed   on   the   backplate   in engraved   scroll   Viner   &   Co,   London,   with   the   serial   number   956   stamped   on   the   front-plate, and has a gilded sunburst bob to the pendulum. The   gilded   dial   has   engine-turned   engraved   decoration   to   the   centre,   painted   black   Roman hour   numerals   and   is   signed   on   the   chapter   ring   at   XII   o'clock   Viner   &   Co,   London.   It   has   a well-executed decorative gilded inner bezel and blued steel moon hands. The   red   tortoiseshell   case   has   inlaid   brass   decoration   to   the   front   &   sides   with   ormolu mounts   and   feet,   the   floor   of   the   base   is   inlaid   with   triangular   patterns   of   mother-of   pearl and tortoiseshell and the four tapered pillars are topped by ormolu Corinthian capitals. Height: 15½ inches (40 cms) Please click on images to enlarge: Any additional images are shown below

Charles Viner

Gounouilhou   &   Francois   were   well-known   Geneva   makers   working   at   Quai   de   l’Isle   241 making   clocks   and   watches   with   complications   as   well   as   carriage   clocks   with   both   petite and   grande-sonnerie   strike-work.   They   exhibited   at   L’Exposition   Geneva   in   1828.   Pierre- simon    Gounouilhou    was    a    French    protestant,    born    in    1779,    who    was    to    have    a    major influence    on    the    horological    scene    in    Geneva;    amongst    his    many    achievements    were watches   constructed   with   quarter-chiming   and   Jaquemarts   automata.   He   was   a   signatory   on the petition, dated February 1829, to have a new observatory constructed. Further biographical details to be added.

Price: £5,000.00

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