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English brass skeleton clock striking balance Dent 1840

An English brass Lyre-shaped skeleton clock, Dent’s, circa 1850


8-day movement with balance and hour striking, brass frame with mahogany oval base and glass dome.

13-cm engraved silvered chapter ring with Roman numerals and subsidiary seconds under XII, blued steel Breguet hands,spring driven fusee and chain movement with platform anchor escapement of 8-day duration, rack hour striking on a bell, surmounted on the lyre-shaped brass frame, oval mahogany base on bun feet with glass dome.

In both ‘Skeleton Clocks’ by Royer-Collard (p. 148) and ‘British Skeleton Clocks by Derek Roberts (p. 124-125) clocks with identical frames are depicted and signed by Dent Cockspur St. London.


(Height) 34.00 cm (Width) 28.00 cm (Depth) 17.00 cm
(Height) 13.4 in (Width) 11.0 in (Depth) 6.7 in



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