The ebonised case with moulded top and gilt folding, geometric handle. Bevel-edged glasses to the sides and top, the front door with gilt bezel and repeat button to the side. The plinth with four low block feet.
The arched dialplate with white enamel dial, Roman hours, outer minute divisions, blued steel hands and seconds below XII, signed DENT, 33 COCKSPUR ST. LONDON 22594 and surrounded by an gilt engraved foliate mask.
The substantial twin chain fusee movement wound and set from the rear, having a STRIKE/SILENT lever to the plain backplate signed in cursive script, Dent 33 Cockspur St. London 22594, the large platform with underslung lever escapement, split bi-metallic temperature compensated balance with blued steel hairspring and large timing screws, the striking train sounding the hours on a large, coiled, blued steel gong or at will via the repeat button.
Dent, London Circa 1857/8
An elegant, striking and repeating English Carriage Clock.