Dent two day chronometer No 2266


Fine chronometer from one of the leading 19th century makers. Edward John Dent 1790 – 1853 established himself as an innovative designer as well as the most successful maker of his period, supplying not only the Admiralty but many expeditions including those of Livingstone and Stanley. He was awarded the Royal warrant in 1841, and was later Commissioned to build the Great Clock at Westminster.

This instrument, C. 1850, is in fine original condition retaining its original lacquer and is engraved with name of the ship it was purchased for: the PSS Don Fernando el Catolico, a Spanish naval vessel used on the Atlantic run between Spain and Mexico.