Mantel clock by Benjamin Vulliamy

George III ormolu mounted white marble mantle clock decorated with Derby porcelain biscuit figures.

Details

Medium:
Marble, gilt & Derby porcelain
Dimensions:
34 x 51 x 18 cm
Art Fund grant:
£12,500 ( Total: £58,500)
Acquired in:
1992
Vendor:
Hotspur Ltd

The reeded plinth with rounded corners is mounted with an allegorical scene of navigation and astronomy. The white enamelled dial is surmounted by an ormolu-turned finial with a circular Wedgewood plaque below.

Provenance

Duke of Sussex, 1806; private collection, Newport, Rhode Island; Sotheby's New York, 1990.

Venue details

Derby Museum and Art Gallery The Strand, DERBY Derbyshire DE1 1BS 01332 641 901 www.derbymuseums.org

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