This is a fine cylinder escapement movement, by the partnership of the great Thomas Mudge and his partner William Dutton.
MOVEMENT : Gilded cylinder movement, with finely engraved and pierced balance cock, with diamond endstone. Signed (Mudge & Dutton, London) and numbered (1048).
The movement is protected by a removable gilt dustcap, which is also fully signed.
MOVEMENT CONDITION : In good condition with just a few scratches around the pillar tops. The steel case catch (at 6) is absent. Running well.
MOVEMENT SIZE : 7.25 mm between the plates. Top plate 38 mm. Dial plate 40 mm.
DIAL : Enamel dial, with damage on the edge between 2 and 4. No hands but complete with motion wheels.
DIAL SIZE : 40.9 mm. (dial false plate 41.4 mm.).
William Dutton became partner to Thomas Mudge in around 1750 and took over the business from Mudge in 1771.