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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

Ref: 1064

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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

Ref: 1064

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