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Lot 2 : MARINE CHRONOMETER, M.F. DENT, 31761

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MARINE CHRONOMETER, M.F. DENT, 31761
8-day, c. 1899, on dial: M.F. DENT 33 COCKSPUR ST./CHRONOMETER MAKER TO THE/QUEEN LONDON/31761
circular bone label on case: M.F. DENT/ 33 Cockspur St./31761/LONDON
3-tiered calamander case with brass inset handles, lid with silver plaque with owners initials
F.S, 8"h; 8"sq
Prov.: Skinner Auction, 3/23/1997
When Edward John Dent died in 1853 his business was split between his two stepsons who both adopted the surname Dent. Richard Edward Dent inherited the Cockspur Street business which passed to his wife, Marianna Frederica Dent, when he died in 1856.

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500


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