Gold pair cased cylinder by Matthew Dutton jnr.

Stock No. 1959

Matthew Dutton Jnr.
London, 1791
Gold pair cases, 49 mm
Cylinder escapement

Price £2650

A late 18th century London cylinder watch, in gold pair cases, by the son of Thomas Mudge’s partner, Matthew Dutton.

MOVEMENT : Gilt cylinder movement, with engraved and pierced balance bridge, diamond endstone, four round pillars and silver regulator disk. Clean blued screws.

The movement is protected by a removable gilt brass dustcap.

Signed “Dutton Jnr. London” and numbered 2358.

Excellent condition and running well.

DIAL : A white enamel dial, in good condition, except for one hairline running across the edge from 2 to 5.

Nice matching gold arrowhead hands.

INNER CASE :, with hallmarks for London, 1791, maker’s mark JC and movement serial number 2358.

In very good condition throughout. The hinge is fine and the bezel snaps shut correctly.

The high dome crystal is good.

OUTER CASE : 22ct. gold pair case, with gold and maker’s marks matching the inner.

Again in very good condition throughout. The hinge, catch button and catch are fine and the case snaps shut.

Matthew Dutton Jnr. was the grandson of the eminent clock and watch maker William Dutton who was apprenticed to George Graham and was partner to Thomas Mudge. Matthew was admitted to the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers’ in 1815.