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Small, mahogany, verge escapement table clock by Benjamin Lautier of Bath. Circa 1795.

An exceptionally attractive and original table clock.

Stock No:   14328

The eight day duration five pillar, double fusee movement with original Verge escapement, strike/silent facility, trip repeat and rack striking the hours on a bell. The backplate, return spring, back cock, apron and brackets all beautifully engraved with an urn and floral design.

Behind 5 3/4" wide, painted break-arch dial having an off-white background. The arch has a subsidiary chapter for the "STRIKE/SILENT" selector and the main chapter has Roman hour numerals, minute ring and outer, Arabic fives encompassed within a single line ring. The centre also bears the maker's name of "B(enjamin) LAUTIER (of) BATH". The dial also has a square calendar date aperture and the matching brass hands are shaped.

Contained in a pale mahogany case. The bell top has a brass swinging carrying handle and the four corners have brass urn finials. The front door has a brass quadrant frame around the break-arch glass and the top quarter areas have brass spandrels. The sides have glazed, break-arch top viewing panels and the plinth sits upon four splayed brass ogee feet.

* This is an unusually small table clock. Benjamin Lautier was working as a Clockmaker between 1790 and 1848. He was essentially a Watchmaker as was his wife, Ann and his daughter, Charlotte. In 1809 he went into partnership with another well known Clockmaker, Vigne. Clocks made from this year are always signed "Lautier & Vigne".

Dimensions:            18 1/2" high including handle x 9 1/2" wide x 7" deep.

Circa:                       1795.

Condition:                Very good and original but missing left side moulding and small pieces of veneer,
                                  awaiting repair.

Restored price:        £9,600.00.

Small mahogany, verge escapement table clock by Benjamin Lautier of Bath. Circa 1795.
  • Small mahogany, verge escapement table clock by Benjamin Lautier of Bath. Circa 1795.
  • Small mahogany, verge escapement table clock by Benjamin Lautier of Bath. Circa 1795.
  • Small mahogany, verge escapement table clock by Benjamin Lautier of Bath. Circa 1795.
  • Small mahogany, verge escapement table clock by Benjamin Lautier of Bath. Circa 1795.
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