Arnold & Dent, London No. 341
A fine gilt-brass carriage timepiece with white enamel dial. Circa 1834
The gilt brass case with deep well top and baluster carrying handle. Thick glass bevelled panels to the sides, top and sliding rear panel.
The enamel dial with Roman hour numerals signed Arnold & Dent London No. 341. The gilt mask finely engraved with foliate scrolls. Blued steel moon hands.
8 day chain fusee movement with four pillars, Harrison's maintaining power. Large frosted gilt platform with lever escapement, blued steel balance spring to the bimetallic balance. The backplate signed Arnold & Dent London No. 341.
Height 7 1/2 inches. (19 cm)
In 1830 John Roger Arnold joined Edward Dent in a business partnership that was to last 10 years. The business prospered, making fine quality marine chronometers, mantel clocks and also some superb carriage.