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Gilt English Cylinder with Subsidiary Seconds

Price : £1,375.00
Circa 1750
Diameter   49 mm       Depth   14 mm

An unusual mid 18th Century English cylinder with subsidiary seconds in gilt metal pair cases.  Full plate fire gilt movement with square baluster pillars.  Pierced and engraved masked cock with garnet endstone, pierced and engraved foot and plate for the silver regulator disc.  Fusee and chain with worm and wheel barrel setup between the plates.  Plain three arm steel balance, blue steel spiral hairspring.  Polished steel cylinder, large brass escape wheel.  Slot for balance stopwork, now lacking.  Purpose made white enamel dial with subsidiary seconds marked on the back "Fletcher - July 27 1824".  Roman numerals, blue steel seconds hand, gold hands.   Plain gilt metal pair cases.

Signed       Jas Mudge London

English cylinders of the period with subsidiary seconds are rare.  Centre seconds examples, although more complex are more frequently seen