1966M141 The Titus Clockcase, 1776-78 Makers: Boulton & Fothergill
The partnership between Matthew Boulton and John Fothergill began in 1762. They created a number of different products at the Soho Manufactory but they were best known for their ormolu mounts. Within a few years they had won the reputation of being the largest producers of decorative ormolu of their day. Titus, shown here was the elder son of Roman Emperor Vespasian, succeeding as his father in AD79, he became one of Rome's most popular rulers.