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    Sale 7700

    Important English Furniture and Clocks

    22 January 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 129

    A VICTORIAN GILT-BRASS MOUNTED MAHOGANY STRIKING AND REPEATING EIGHT DAY FIVE-GLASS TRAVEL CLOCK

    DENT, LONDON, NO.19681. MID 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A VICTORIAN GILT-BRASS MOUNTED MAHOGANY STRIKING AND REPEATING EIGHT DAY FIVE-GLASS TRAVEL CLOCK
    DENT, LONDON, No.19681. MID 19TH CENTURY
    The case with bevelled glasses to top and sides, moulded base raised on gilt-brass bun feet, with faceted square section ribbon-tied handle, gilt sight ring to arched gilt-metal dial mask engraved with foliate scrolls, white enamel Roman dial signed 'DENT/LONDON', blued steel moon hands, the movement with twin chain fusees, maintaining power, large gilt platform for cut bimetallic balance and underslung lever escapement, strike on gong and with repeat button to the side, the back plate with strike/not strike lever, hand set and rear winding arbors, also signed 'DENT/35 Cockspur St./LONDON/19681', secured to the case with brackets to the base board; case key
    9½ in. (24 cm.) high, handle down; 5¾ in. (14.5 cm.) wide; 5½ in. (14 cm.) deep


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    COMPARATIVE LITERATURE:
    C. Allix & P. Bonnert, Carriage Clocks, Their History and Development, Woodbridge, 1974, p.255, pl.IX/20
    R.V. Mercer, Edward John Dent and His Successors, London, 1977, p.610
    D. Roberts, Carriage and Other Travelling Clocks, Atglen, 1993, pp.303-308
    Dent No.15051, an ebonised travel clock of very closely related design, was sold anonymously, Christie's London, 4 July 2007, lot 25.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY