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SAMUEL HUNTER. A rare small George III period English dial timepiece

SAMUEL HUNTER. A rare small George III period English dial timepiece SAMUEL HUNTER. A rare small George III period English dial timepiece
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SAMUEL HUNTER. A rare small George III period English dial timepiece

Origin
London
Date
circa 1790

A rare small George III period English silvered 8 inch dial timepiece with verge escapement. The case has a turned brass bezel and access doors to the base and right hand side and a very well moulded mahogany dial surround. The latter is permanently fixed to the box as is usual when the movement has a verge escapement.

The 8 inch engraved and silvered  dial with a fine “weathered” finish, signed Sam Hunter, London and with pierced, blued serpentine steel hands, is written with Roman numerals with Arabic minutes in the slender outer circle. The concave brass bezel has its original lock. The substantial 8-day fusee verge movement has five boldly turned pillars and long A shaped plates.

Overall Diameter: 12 in (30 cm)

* Samuel Hunter is recorded on page 403 of Brian Loomes’ Clockmakers of the World: 21st Century Edition as working in London in the last decade of the 18th century.

HW 6092

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