William Dutton C.1775

LONDON

Ref No 645
 
A fine and rare mahogany longcase clock by William Dutton, London with grand sonnerie striking C.1775.

Price: £P.O.A

The well figured case (with solid mahogany carcass) of good colour with concave sided cresting surmounted by a brass ball finial above an arched top, fluted canted corners to the hood and long side windows.

The trunk has an arched door and panelled plinth with block feet.

The 12” dial with double screwed foliate and C scroll spandrels, signed William Dutton, London, with arch calendar dial, seconds dial, original hands, and strike-silent above 12. The massive 6 pillar movement has dead beat escapement, maintaining power, regulator back cock with roller suspension, and metal rod pendulum with large brass lenticular bob with calibrated regulation nut. Grand sonnerie striking the ¼`s on 2 bells and the hours on one.

William Dutton was born in 1720 in Marston (Bucks) he was apprenticed to George Graham of London in 1738 and became a member of the clockmakers company from 1746. In 1755 he became a partner with Thomas Mudge, this partnership ended in 1771 when Mudge moved to Plymouth. William continued making the highest quality clocks with his son Matthew.

One of England’s finest clockmakers.

Height: 87″ (221cms)

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