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Dent, London No.1835 SOLD

Clockmaker: Dent, London

Dent, London No.1835 circa 1835

A fine and rare nickel eight day carriage timepiece of small size. The white enamel dial signed Dent, 61 Strand, London 1835 with subsidiary seconds dial and set within a silvered engraved mask, the four pillar chain fusee movement signed Dent, 61 Strand, London, No. 1835, the deeply planted platform with lever escapement and heavy bi metal balance with blued balance spring. The case with thick bevelled glass and dust shutters to the back door. Original blued steel mainspring signed Geo Cotton. Original leather travelling box and numbered key.

Height. 4 1/2 inches

Edward John Dent (1790-1853) went into partnership with John Roger Arnold at 84 Strand. In 1840 he set up on his own at 64 Strand and also at 28 and 33 Cockspur Street. He was granted the Royal Warrant as Chronometer Maker to the Queen in 1841. In 1852 Dent won the commission to make the great clock for the Houses of Parliament at Westminster.