A particularly fine miniature regency timepiece contained in a well-proportioned rosewood and brass strung chamfered top case, standing on adjustable brass feet.
The enamel dial, with roman numerals and delicate pierced steel pointers, is set within a beautiful chased mask of bird and foliage design.
The single fusee timepiece movement has chain drive and an anchor escapement. The backplate is signed by the maker and the movement is stamped within the plates ‘Holmden 478’. Holmden made movements for both Barraud and Vulliamy and in the case of the latter, was responsible for many of Vulliamy’s best carriage clocks.
Barraud was one of the finest makers working in Cornhill, London in the early nineteenth century. His clocks frequently bear great resemblance to those of his peer, Benjamin Lewis Vulliamy which, considering that on many occasions they both shared the same skilled workers.