An Oak Cased Travelling Timepiece With Alarm
Case: 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.
Dial: The 4 by 5.5 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 disc.
Duration: 30 hour.
Movement: The movement with 3 by 3.5 inch plates and gour baluster pillars, going train with original verge escapement and short bob pendulum, the alarm with vertical crown wheel strikinf on a bell above the plates enclosed within brass shutters, brass suspension loop to the top and wall spurs below.
Escapement: Knife-edge verge.
Strike Type: Timepiece alarm.
Provenance: Christies, 2nd July 2004, lot 65.