Matthew Dutton, London. No. 327
Fine George III ebonised table clock. Circa 1809
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 break arch brass dial with rococo spandrels and enamel subsidiary regulation dial to the arch calibrated 0-15 with blued steel hand, signed Matt Dutton, London. Strike/silent selector above XII. Enamel chapter with Roman and Arabic numerals. Original blued steel hands.
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. 327 with pendulum holdfast below. Striking the hours on a bell.
Height. 15 1/2 inches (38 cm)