Matthew Dutton, London No. 292
A fine George III mahogany longcase clock with 12 inch arched brass dial, subsidiary date dial to the arch flanked by pierced foliate spandrels, the signed circular silvered chapter with large seconds dial. The substantial eight day movement with thick plates signed and numbered on the backplate, five knopped pillars, anchor escapement and rack strike on a bell. The iron-rod pendulum with T-bar suspension and heavy lenticular brass-faced bob
Date c 1795 Height 7ft 4 ins (225 cm)
Matthew & Thomas Dutton were the sons of William Dutton who was a business partner with Thomas Mudge in 1755. Together they employed the skills attained in the Tompion and Graham era to great effect. They were patronised by the wealthiest members of the aristocracy as it was generally acknowledged that their designs, the quality of their work and their elegant cases surpassed all others. Matthew & Thomas Dutton continued the family tradition, working from Fleet Street.