A Small And Rare George III Brass-Bound Mahogany Quarter Striking Table Clock With Enamel Dials
Case: Mahogany inverted bell shaped top with four flame finials and surmounted by a gilt handle, the front door with brass stopped fluted and canted corners and finely engraved and pierced brass quarter frets flanking the break-arch dial aperture with matching sound frets to the sides, the brass-banded double skirted base on ogee bracket feet.
Dial: 4.5 by 6 inch break-arch dial plate with a vitreous enamel chapter ring flanked by foliate spandrels and semi-circular enamel subsidary dial to the arch signed Edward Tutet, Fenchurch Street, the left-hand subsidary with rise and fall for pendulum regulation, the right for strike/silent.
Movement: Triple fusee chain riven movement fills the back of the case. The verge and crownwheel escapement with bridged pendulum regulation, the quarter train striking on two bells with the hours rack striking on two bells with the hours rack striking on a further bell. The backplate fully engraved with foliagte scrollls with a mask to the centre signed Edward Tutet, London.
Duration: 8 days.
Provenance: Private collection U.K.
Literature: E. Bruton, The Wetherfield Collection of Clocks, 1981, p. 21
Edward Tutet (d. 1792 ) was apprenticed in 1754 and made a Freeman of the Clockmakers' Company in 1765 eventually becoming Master of the Company in 1786.