Early Dent Carriage Clock

£4,550.00

A fine early engraved carriage clock with a white enamelled dial showing cobalt blue Roman numerals and the makers name Dent a Paris to the dial. Trefoil hands. Striking the hours and the half hours on a tuned bell and housed in a superb gilt ‘one piece’ case with hinged rear glazed door. The original lever escapement is the earlier type with mono metallic balance wheel . Edward Dent made the ships chronometer which accompanied Charles Darwin on the H.M.S Beagle in 1831 and of course built the great clock of Westminster (or ‘Big Ben’ as it’s known). This clock is also signed to the upper back plate and has the number 58 and 2723 stamped into the back of the door. All bevelled glass and a shuttered rear door. Edward Dent had workshops in Paris for the supply of the carriage clocks which he sold in his prestigious London establishments. Circa 1850.

Dimensions 160 × 90 × 75 mm
Guarantee

24 Months

Case Material

Brass

Dial Colour

White

Dial Type

Oblong

Movement

8 Day

Style

Carriage


SKU CL-CA-1454 Category Tag


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