Vintage J.W. Benson Miniature Ornate Gilt Boudoir Carriage Mantle Clock

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Seller: chaseley.antiques (114) 100%, Location: Staffordshire, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 274131427300 Here for your consideration is a beautiful, vintage, circa early 20th century, miniature, J.W. Benson, ornate gilt metal, boudoir/travelling/carriage/mantle clock, set with four bevelled glass panels to (front, sides and top) with carrying handle.A delightful, miniature, boudoir/carriage/mantle 8-day clock, with a white enamelled dial and Roman numerals, set within a curved and stepped, scroll and foliate, gilt brass ornate framed case, complete with its original mechanism.Condition ... good original condition. It does have some age-related patina/patination commensurate with its age but nothing unusual. Please note, sadly, no rear glass door, hence, we have priced this miniature J.W. Benson clock accordingly. It certainly doesn't detract from how beautifully this still displays whilst sitting against a mantle !!This miniature boudoir/carriage/mantle clocks mechanism is working beautifully, having just undergone a complete clean and service, so it should give its new owner years of trouble-free enjoyment.James William Benson ...Samuel Suckley Benson (born in 1822 in London) and James William Benson founded the company S. S. & J. W. Benson in 1847. They purchased the premises and the business interests of established companies in London at Cornhill and Ludgate Hill. The partnership was dissolved on 27 January 1855 and James William continued in business under the name 'J. W. Benson'. James William Benson died on 7 October 1878, aged 52, and his sons James, Alfred and Arthur took over the running of the business.Throughout its history, J. W. Benson Ltd was the official watchmaker to the Admiralty and the War Department and also held a number of royal warrants, being watchmakers to Queen Victoria, the Prince of Wales, the Tsar of Russia and several other royal families.During World War II the factory was bombed, destroying thousands of timepieces and from this point on the company no longer manufactured its own watches, but still continued as a retailer. The timepieces bearing the company name used high-quality Swiss movements supplied by manufacturers such as Vertex (Revue), Cyma/Tavannes, Longines and by the English maker, S. Smith & Sons.J. W. Benson Ltd continued until 1973 at which time the name was sold to the Royal jewellers, Garrards.Dimensions … Height: 4 inches or 10.2 cm (including handle) Depth: 2.1 inches or 5.3 cm Width: 2.3 inches or 6.1 cm Weight: 1lb 1 oz or 485 gramsJust a very nice, J.W. Benson, London, miniature, boudoir/travelling/carriage/mantle clock to add to any collection. It's so impressive with delightful workmanship and will be a real talking point amongst friends. A well defined, miniature, boudoir/travelling/carriage/mantle clock. Vintage, J.W.Benson ornate clocks are appreciating in value and have become so very collectable. A quality vintage miniature clock that would make an ideal gift. This beautiful clock will be sent out recorded, special delivery with insurance.Please note, all our international postal charges are only estimates and will be confirmed and altered up or down when we know the destination to where items are being sent. Please also note we only charge actual costs of postage and packaging with insurance, no more.Please feel free to look at my other items. Featured Refinements: Mantle Clock, Age: Vintage, Material: Brass/gilt, Type: Mantel/Carriage Clock, Features: 8-Day, Sub-Type: Carriage Clock, Brand: J.W.Benson, Clock Type: Boudoir/Mantle/Carriage, Style/ Origin/ Theme: Gilt/scroll/Foliage, Clock Sub-Type: Miniature

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