The gilt brass case with flared inverted top, foliate tied angular square section handle to the glazed recess, with bevel edge glass panels having gilt brass shuttered holes to the glazed back door for winding and hand set. The door removed via an inset screw to the base operated by the winding key.
The white vitreous enamel dial set within a pierced and engraved gilt mask, with Roman hour numerals and Arabic quarter minutes with subsidiary seconds dial intersecting at “XII” complimented by a set of finely cut Breguet moon hands.
Signed Dent London.
The chain driven fusee movement with Harrison-type maintaining power, Earnshaw-type spring detent escapement with Dent’s staple balance and blued steel helical balance spring.
Signed and numbered Dent London 12107.
Christies London May 2013.
Private collection UK.
Derek Roberts, Carriage and Other Traveling Clocks.
Allix and Bonnert, Carriage Clocks their History and Development, pages 247-264.
Earnshaw-type spring detent escapement with Dent’s patent compensated Staple / Z balance with blued steel helical balance spring.
Dent, London, No 12107. Circa 1844.
A gilt brass giant English fusee chronometer carriage clock.