Matthew Dutton, London No.347
Fine George III mahogany table clock. Circa 1815
Elegant proportioned mahogany 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 Matthew Dutton & Son, London. Blued steel hands replaced.
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. 347 with pendulum holdfast below. Striking the hours on a bell.
Height. 15 1/2 inches (38 cm)