William Dutton, London
A rare George III mahogany quarter striking wall clock. Circa 1780
Mahogany round dial case with convex carved laurel leaf surround and moulded cat brass bezel.
12 inch enamel one piece dial with Roman and Arabic numerals. Blued steel heart shaped hands. Strike/silent lever above XII hidden behind the cast brass bezel.
Eight day double fusee quarter striking movement. Substantial plates with five pillars and dead beat escapement, secured to a seatboard via the bottom pillar. The backplate signed William Dutton London. High count train for the quarter striking on two bells via a pump action linkage system. Large pendulum bob to the flat steel rod.
The only known example and the earliest known round dial wall clock produced by the firm. This clock is of the highest quality workmanship, the combination of an enamel dial and quarter striking make it very rare.