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    Sale 7713

    Furniture & Clocks

    23 April 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 98

    A VICTORIAN MAHOGANY TWO-DAY MARINE CHRONOMETER WITH STAPLE BALANCE

    EDWARD DENT, LONDON. NO. 1803. MID 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A VICTORIAN MAHOGANY TWO-DAY MARINE CHRONOMETER WITH STAPLE BALANCE
    EDWARD DENT, LONDON. NO. 1803. MID 19TH CENTURY
    BOX: three-tier with brass drop-down side handles, enamel cartouche to the front inscribed 'DENT/1803', hand written label pasted to the top inscribed 'CAPTN./THE HON: W.C. TALBOT/H.M.S. STEADY Favoured by J.E. Knight Esq. RN.', thermometer to lid alongside Dent trade label, brass gimbal and bowl numbered '1803' and stamped 'DENT', convex glass to brass bezel; box key -- 155 mm. square
    DIAL: silvered and engraved, signed 'DENT, LONDON/Chronometer Maker to the/QUEEN No. 1803', 56-hour state up/down and subsidiary seconds, blued steel hands -- 100 mm. diameter
    MOVEMENT: with spot-finished plates, maintaining power to the single chain fusee; original numbered brass tipsy winding key
    ESCAPEMENT: with blued steel helical spring, diamond endstone to Dent's blued steel and brass staple balance, Earnshaw-type spring detent with jewelled locking stone


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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF AN ESTATE