The oak travelling box with dovetail joints and brass handle to the top, the interior fitted for the timepiece with two compartments above for the brass-cased lead weights.
The 4 by 5½ inch shallow breakarch brass hinged dial door signed Willm. Dutton London above a circular glazed aperture to the rectangular brass dialplate with silvered Roman chapter-ring, lozenge half-hour marks and delicately pierced blued-steel hand, the matted centre with large diameter silvered alarm setting disc.
The movement with 2⅞ by 3⅝ inch plates and four baluster pillars, going train with original verge escapement and short bob pendulum, the alarm with vertical crown wheel striking on a bell above the plates enclosed within brass shutters, brass suspension loop to the top and wall spurs below.
Christies, 2nd July 2004, lot 65 (£15,684).
Garnier & Carter, The Golden Age of English Horology, 2015, p.254-255.
Willm Dutton, London circa 1775
A travelling timepiece with alarm, in oak case