Lot No. 328 (90th Auction)
Dent "Watchmaker to the Queen", 33 Cockspur Street, London, Movement No. 30993, Case No. 30993, 54 mm, 138 g, circa 1900

A rare precision pocket watch
Case: 18k gold, polished, engraved coat of arms, push back, case maker's punch mark "EN" (Emil Nielsen partner in Nicole, Nielsen & Co., entered 6 August 1878). Dial: enamel, radial Arabic numerals, auxiliary seconds, blued spade hands. Movm.: 4/5 plate movement, frosted, gilt, signed, numbered, screwed chatons, English lever escapement, gold screw compensation balance, fine florally engraved balance cock, chatoned diamond endstone on balance.

John Edward Dent
John Edward Dent was born in 1790 and started his career as a candle-maker before he turned to watch- and clockmaking. Dent is considered one of the leading watch- and clockmakers of his time who produced pocket watches, large clocks, chronometers and regulators. He worked for the Vulliamys and the Barrauds from 1815 until 1829, and became the partner of John Roger Arnold in 1830. The partnership ended in 1840 and Dent opened his own workshop in London. John Edward Dent's clocks, chronometers and pocket watches were much sought after even then and he also built the famous clock in the clock tower of the Houses of Parliament in Westminster.
Estimate  1,200 - 2,500 €

Price Realised  1,300 €
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