Arnold & Dent, London No. 361. SOLD
A fine ebonised timepiece with white enamel dial. Circa 1834
With detachable stepped top inset with a campaign handle, removed to reveal the escapement viewing aperture, brass-framed glazed sides and door, on brass bun feet.
Signed Arnold & Dent London 361 on an enamel dial with Roman numerals and blued steel hands, within a very finely cast and chased gilt-brass mask.
High quality eight day movement with four pillars, chain fusee with maintaining power and spring barrel, large escapement platform with cut bimetallic balance and underslung lever escapement, fully signed backplate.
In 1830 John Roger Arnold joined Edward Dent in a business partnership that was to last 10 years. The business prospered, making very fine quality marine chronometers and also some splendid carriage and mantel clocks. This clock is a fine example of their work being of small size with an enamel dial off-set by the foliate engraved mask and finally the detachable top on bayonet fixings which reveals to show the high quality platform lever escapement.
Height 8 1/2 inches. (21.5 cm)