Breakarch, triple-pad, ebonised fruitwood case veneered on oak surmounted by curved-base handle, breakarch side panels with fishscale frets. The breakarch door with moulded frame dial aperture, the base on brass moulded block feet.
The 6¾ inch breakarch silvered brass dial, subsidiary regulation dial calibrated 0-60 to the arch with blued-steel hand and square projection for use with a key. Strike/Not strike lever above XII, Roman and Arabic numerals to the chapter, calendar aperture above VI and signed in centre Mattw. Dutton London. Sculpted blued-steel hands.
Twin-fusee movement, substantial 5½ by 7¼ inch plates, five baluster pillars, going train with half-deadbeat escapement and spring-suspended lenticular pendulum, pivoted cantilever regulation platform mounted on top of the plates, adjusted through the dial. Strike train governed by rack-and-snail sounding the hours on a bell. The plain backplate signed Mattw. Dutton London 316.
Christie’s, London, 1 July 2005, lot 103 (£8,398).
Garnier & Carter, The Golden Age of English Horology, 2015, p.258-259.
Mattw. Dutton, London, No. 316 circa 1795
A fine ebonised triple-pad top striking spring table clock