The Dent 500

OBJECT DESCRIPTION

A replica of a 17th century gravity clock, this inclined plane clock by Dent dates from c.1973.

The inner mechanism and clock face are weighted to keep them vertical while the outer rim rotates as the clock drum rolls down the plane over the course of a week. At the end of the week, the clock is lifted and replaced at the top of the plane. No further winding is necessary.

The solid brass base has knurled adjustable feet and tapering doric columns supporting the tooled leather slope, the sides of which are embellished with red perspex borders and a brass strip with engraved days of the week.

The signed drum movement has a silvered Roman chapter ring, engraved sunburst centre and pierced hands to the movement with lever platform escapement driven by a large counterweight.

OBJECT HISTORY

One of a limited edition of 500, this has with the usual signature for DENT on the pyramid on the base. The back of the drum movement was inscribed for the name of the purchaser.

# Made For Price Date Sold   Provenance    
001              
020 ?? Ebay 14 Oct 2012   Link  
048 ??   23 Jul 2013   LInk  
074 The inclined slope and back of the clock are different to all the others. 950.00 29 Nov 2017   Link  
085 ?? 800.00 3 Aug 2016   Link  
154 Robert Weaver 170.00 25 Apr 2015   Link  
239 Derek & Jean Bennett Ebay 6 Sep 2012   Link  
264 Cecil Ernest Petch 600 07 Nov 2017   Link  
274 Roy Le Poidevin 600  12 Dec 2016   Link  
334 Unnamed 1000  16 Dec 2017   Link  
350   400 - 600 10 Dec 2016   Link  
410 Cecil A J King 540.00 8 Mar 2018   Link  
428 Patricia Mary Mays 1400.00 09-Aug-2017   Link  
450 Joan & Frank Westwood 760.00 26 Nov 2016   Link  
464 Timothy & Marjorie O'Rourke 1,450.00 17 Jun 2015   Link  
466 Patricia Littman 620.00 October 2012   Link  
500              
  David Harding ??     Link  
  Leslie G Coevorden 850.00 August 2013   Link  
  Bob Monkhouse 400 - 600 17 Sep 2015   Link  
  Al Pearlman       Link  
  Eric S. Gibbons 1300 30 Sep 2017   Link  
  ??? $5,900.00     Link  
  ?? 360 14 Sep 2010   Link  
    300 - 400 9 Jul 2015   Link