Item Details

Maker: Thomas Mudge & William Dutton

Circa: 1765

Height: Height: 14 inches, Width: 8.5 inches, Depth: 6 inches.

Stock No. Inventory No. 66

Price: sorry Sold

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A Fine Ebonised Triple-Pad Top Striking Table Clock

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.