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Information about British clockmakers Dent

The clock, watch and chronometer making firm of Dent was one of the most high profile in the Victorian period having been founded by Edward John Dent in 1814.

Dent went on to construct the Westminster Palace clock, commonly known as Big Ben named after the bell that strikes at the hour, as well as the main clock at St Pancras station amongst others.

Many of Edward Dent's chronometers were used in well-known expeditions of the time, with the partnership with John Roger Arnold running from 1830 until 1840 producing many fine pieces.

In 1841, Dent a Royal Warrant as the official watch and clockmaker to HM Queen Victoria and HRH Albert Prince of Wales.

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Lot FS27/662

Lot FS27/662: Dent, London, A Mahogany Bracket Clock with Bracket

Dent, London, a mahogany bracket clock with bracket the eight-day duration, five-pillar double-fusee movement with anchor escapement and striking the hours on a bell, the backplate engraved with the maker's name and serial number Dent, London, 838, the seven-inch round painted dial having black Roman numerals, fleur-de-lys blued steel hands, a strike/silent lever above XII o'clock and engraved Dent, London, the mahogany case having a curved top with carved decoration with further carved decoration to the case front, with brass side frets and standing on bun feet, complete with the original bracket, height 40cm, 57cm including bracket.

Estimate: £700 - £900
Realised: £650