Matthew Dutton, London No. 316
Fine George III table clock. Circa 1807
Elegant proportioned ebonised break arch case with raised triple pad top surmounted by a brass flamed carrying handle. The front door with brass moulding and break arch glazed side apertures, standing on brass block feet.
7 inch one piece silvered break arch dial with subsidiary regulation dial to the arch calibrated 0-15. Strike/silent selector above XII. The centre of the dial signed Matt Dutton, London.
The substantial movement with thick plates and five large baluster pillars. Half dead beat escapement with original steel rod pendulum having a heavy brass faced bob is suspended from the pivoted regulation platform mounted on top of the plates. The plain backplate is signed Matthew Dutton London No. 316 with pendulum holdfast below. Striking the hours on a bell.
Height. 15 1/2 inches (38 cm)