DENT. An Early Victorian Period Striking Table Clock
DENT. An Early Victorian Period Striking Table Clock
DENT. An Early Victorian Period Striking Table Clock
DENT. An Early Victorian Period Striking Table Clock
DENT. An Early Victorian Period Striking Table Clock

E J DENT & CO (EDWARD JOHN DENT, 1790-1853) (worked 1840-c.1920)

DENT. An Early Victorian Period Striking Table Clock

c. 1845 to 1850 LONDON

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A fine early Victorian period striking table clock by this famous clockmaker. The elegant burr oak case of rare small proportions has a pedimented top with brass frets to the sides. The round door is bound with a brass bezel to reveal the white painted dial. The case is a beautiful faded colour and has rich burr oak veneers.

The double fusee movement sounds the hours on a gong and runs for 8 days. The round white dial retains its original craquelure surface and has the maker’s signature. The tapering steel hands appear to be original. It is signed on the backplate: Dent, 82 Strand, London.

Edward John Dent was one of the foremost clockmakers of the first half of the 19th century. He was born in 1790 and died in 1859. He made a clock for the Royal Exchange and received the order for Big Ben which was completed after his death by his stepson Frederick Riggon. He was also watchmaker to the Queen.

We can date this clock to the period after 1840 when the partnership of Arnold and Dent ended and Dent was working on his own account.
Dimensions
Height 16.50 inch (41.91 cm)
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