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A fine English engraved gilt brass travel timepiece with blue john panels, Barwise London, circa 1840


The dial

The 4.6-cm wide silvered dial has a foliate engraved centre and Roman numerals. The blued steel hands are of the Breguet type. The dial is recessed in a similarly engraved gilt brass mask.

The movement

The well made movement has a fusee and chain to regulate the variation of the main spring. The clock has a duration of eight days. It is regulated by an English lever escapement in combination with a fine bi-metallic balance. The back plate is signed Barwise London.

The case

The rectangular gilt brass case has similar fine foliate engraving throughout. It is surmounted by a shaped handle and four ball corner finials. The fine escapement is visible through a beveled glass panel. The sides and back have inset Blue John panels. The whole is raised on flat bun feet.


(Height) 13.5 cm (Width) 8.4 cm (Depth) 6.8 cm
(Height) 5.3 in (Width) 3.3 in (Depth) 2.7 in




Barwise London

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