A George IV gilt and patinated bronze rococo style
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Lot 0085 Details
A George IV gilt and patinated bronze rococo style mantel clock Viner and Company, London, circa 1830 The circular four pillar twin chain fusee bell striking movement with anchor escapement regulated by short pendulum with sunburst mask cast bob and silk suspension, the backplate applied with the hour bell and signed Viner & Co., London to centre, the 3.75 inch circular silvered convex Roman numeral dial with repeat signature VINER & Co., Regent Street, LONDON to centre and blued steel spade hands set behind hinged moulded gilt brass convex bevel glazed bezel, the elaborate waisted patinated bronze rocaille cast case with gilt scallop shell and scroll surmount over sculpted dial surround and side scrolls incorporating ovoid panels, the rear with radial cartouche centred shield-shaped door, on tall twisted scroll supports applied with dolphins to knees flanking pendulum aperture to apron over shell cast feet, 33cm (13ins) high. Charles Edward Viner is recorded in Baillie, G.H. Watchmakers & Clockmakers of the World as apprenticed to Thomas Savage in 1802 and gaining his freedom of the Clockmakers' Company in 1813. He was elevated to Liveryman in 1819. He was a fine maker who worked from Regent Street and is best known for producing fine complex giant carriage clocks and small mantel clocks. The firm of Viner and Company is recorded in Loomes, Brian Clockmakers & Watchmakers of the World, complete 21st century edition as working from 233 Regent Street, London 1827-50.
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