23 April 2009
THE PROPERTY OF A LADY
A GEORGE III MAHOGANY EIGHT DAY DROP DIAL WALL CLOCK
MATTHEW DUTTON AND SON, LONDON. CIRCA 1815
CASE: glazed cast brass bezel with lock to side, the moulded panel trunk flanked by plain curved ears above moulded drop door
DIAL: 14 in. diameter engraved and silvered dial signed 'Matt" Dutton & Son/London', blued steel hands
MOVEMENT: with four ring-turned pillars, single gut fusee with half dead beat anchor escapement; steel rod pendulum with knife edge 'T' bar suspension block, crank winding key, case key
26 in. (66 cm.) high; 18 in. (46 cm.) wide; 6½ in. (16.5 cm.) deep
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Dutton & Son are listed working together 1815-1825. A clock of very closely related design and also by Matthew Dutton and Son was sold anonymously, Christie's, London, 1 July 2005, lot 95 (£6,600).
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