William Dutton, London SOLD
Superb and rare quarter chiming mahogany table clock with enamel dials, subsidiary seconds to the arch and silver spandrels. Circa 1780
Refined brass mounted mahogany inverted bell top case having ebonised stop fluted canted corners, brass flamed carrying handle, brass mouldings to the glazed side panels. The break arch doors with moulded brass frame aperture and cast brass sound frets, the base on brass bracket feet.
The break arch brass dial with enamel chapter having Roman and Arabic numerals, three subsidiary enamel dials to the arch for calendar, regulation and seconds dial signed Wm Dutton London with strike-silent selector below. The finely cast silver spandrels depicting the Green Man and mythical Ho Ho bird. Blued steel hands.
The exceptional three train chain fusee movement with thick plates and nine large baluster pillars. Original semi dead beat escapement with heavy lenticular brass faced pendulum bob suspended from a pivoted regulation platform mounted on top of the sub plate. Quarter chiming on six bells and the hours on a further bell. The plain backplate signed Will’m Dutton London with a pendulum holdfast and four securing brackets. Original winding key.
Family ownership since purchased from Stair & Co at the Meyrick Neilson Exhibition, 9th June 1971. At a cost of £2,700.