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Dent, No. 1836

A fine and rare striking carriage clock.

Dial

The 3-inch enamel dial signed Dent 61 Strand & 34 Royal Exchange London, 1836 , with subsidiary seconds dial and set within a gilt floral engraved mask,

Case

The gilt case with recessed top, handle and thick bevelled glass, bevelled glass to the sides and a solid rear door with dust shutters for wind and hand set.

Movement

Substantial four pillar chain fusee movement signed Dent 61 Strand, London, 1836, the deeply planted platform with English lever escapement and large bi metal balance with blued balance spring. Striking the hours on a gong with repeat button through the side glass. Strike/silent lever mounted on the backplate.

Date circa 1855

Height 5 3/4 ins ( 14.5 cm)

Edward John Dent (1790-1853) went into partnership with John Roger Arnold at 84 Strand. 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 but died in 1853 before it was completed.

£24,000