A Fine Ebonised Triple-Pad Top Striking Table Clock
Case: Breakarch, triple-pad case of ebonised fruitwood veneered on oak, surmounted by curved-base handle, arched glazed side panels within moulded frames. The breakarch door with moulded frame dial aperture, the base on ebonised moulded block feet.
Dial: The 6.5 inch breakarch dial with rococo spandrels, subsidiary regulation dial calibrated 0-60 to the arch with blued-steel hands and square projection for use with a key. Strike/Not Strike lever above XII, the finely matted centre with mock pendulum and a calender aperture above VI. Signed on an oval plaque to the centre Thos. Mudge Willm. Dutton London.Roman and Arabic Numerals to the chapter and blued-steel hands.
Duration: 8 day
Movement: The exceptional twin-fusee movement, heavy 5.5 by 7 inch plates, five knopped pillars, going train with verge escapement and spring-suspended lenticular pendulum, pivoted regulation platform mounted on top of the plates, adjusted through the dial. Strike train goverened by the rack-and-snail sounding the hours on a bell. The plain backplate signed Thos. Mudge Willm. Dutton London.
Escapement: Pivoted verge.
Strike Type: Hour rack striking.
Provenance: Christie's London, 21 January 2010, lot 22 (23,288 GBP)
Literature: Garnier & Carter, The Golden Age of English Horology, 2015, p.244-245.
Part of the Tom Scott Collection.