An exceptionally fine mid 19th century English twin train, quarter chiming carriage clock of magnificent proportions, in the original travelling case  Dent, London 12917 2
Lot 115
An exceptionally fine mid 19th century English twin train, quarter chiming carriage clock of magnificent proportions, in the original travelling case
Dent, London 12917 2
Sold for £93,750 (US$ 125,163) inc. premium

Fine Clocks

13 Dec 2017, 14:00 GMT

London, New Bond Street

Lot Details
An exceptionally fine mid 19th century English twin train, quarter chiming carriage clock of magnificent proportions, in the original travelling case  Dent, London 12917 2 An exceptionally fine mid 19th century English twin train, quarter chiming carriage clock of magnificent proportions, in the original travelling case  Dent, London 12917 2
An exceptionally fine mid 19th century English twin train, quarter chiming carriage clock of magnificent proportions, in the original travelling case
Dent, London 12917
The case surmounted by a large folding handle, each upright finely cast with leaf-work and joined by an octagonal centre section over the bevelled glass inspection panel, the overhanging cornice with applied rippled moulding over glazed sides, the panels secured by angled brass filets on a plinth base and block feet, the front inlaid with brass stringing, the intricately pierced and engraved gilt mask of interlaced foliate scrollwork, the three dials all of crisp white enamel - the top left showing days of the week, top right giving date of the month marked in 2s, and the main dial measuring 5 inches in diameter, the minute band with lozenge markers at the quarters and triangular markers at the 5s, with subsidiary dial for running seconds at XII and with matching blued steel hands, the very substantial movement secured into the case by three L-shaped brass brackets brass plates united by five tapering pillars, the going train with maintaining power to the chain fusee and terminating in an under-slung English lever platform escapement with cut and compensated bimetallic balance, the strike train striking the hours on a large circular-section coiled blued-steel gong and chiming the quarters every fifteen minutes on a run of eight bells and hammers mounted front to back. Presented in the original ebonised travelling case with leather strap handle and solid front door secured in position via two heavy brass pins and a lock (two keys and winding key present) 33cms (13ins) high with the handle up. The travelling case 33.5 (13.25ins) high. (2)
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