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Henry Henderson, London

A fine and rare George III mahogany month going regulator of small proportions. Circa 1780

Case

Highly figured flame mahogany with moulded bolection door frame to the hood with stop fluted, reeded and canted corners. Long trunk door, raised panel to the base on a double plinth with pad feet.

Dial

10 inch square one piece silvered dial with regulator layout and an aperture for the hours signed Henry Henderson 85 Strand London. Fine blued steel hands.

Movement

The substantial month going movement with six baluster pillars. Dead beat escapement and Harrison’s maintaining power. Wood rod pendulum with large pendulum bob and calibrated rating nut.

Height

5ft 9 inches (181 cm)

Henry Henderson was a silversmith working at 85 The Strand. The signature of this clock replaces the original which was almost certainly signed by the Mudge & Dutton partnership. The case and movement are typical of Mudge & Dutton regulator of this period.

£45,000