English grande-sonnerie striking calendrical carriage clock

£5,600

A beautiful English grande sonnerie striking and calendrical carriage clock, with a carrying handle typical of carriage clocks from this era.

Circa 1870

The English case is fine and substantially made, with fluted columns and and inset engine-turned panels with repeat button to the side and strike selection lever to the base. The silvered and engraved Roman dial with blued steel Breguet hands has subsidiary dials below for the date and day of the week. The twin gong barrels French movement with platform lever escapement striking and repeating the full hours and quarters hours on two blued steel gongs.

Dimensions

Height: 6 1/8” (15.5 cm.)
Width: 4 1/8” (10.5 cm.)
Depth: 3 1/8” (8 cm.)

The clock is in very good general condition. The case is of very typical construction and substantial for English Victorian made cases of this period.

The gilding is original and there are general minor marks and surface scratches but no wear or major damages. The top finials and feet have general marks and nicks but these are small and do not detract from the overall appearance of the clock. The clock has been fully serviced and keeps good time and has a rich tone to the gongs. We expect a clock of this style and period to keep within +/- 6 minutes per week.

Fully overhauled and guaranteed for one year.

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Description

A beautiful English grande-sonnerie striking and calendrical carriage clock, with a carrying handle typical of carriage clocks from this era.

Circa 1870

The English case is fine and substantially made, with fluted columns and and inset engine-turned panels with repeat button to the side and strike selection lever to the base. The silvered and engraved Roman dial with blued steel Breguet hands has subsidiary dials below for the date and day of the week. The twin gong barrels French movement with platform lever escapement striking and repeating the full hours and quarters hours on two blued steel gongs.

Dimensions

Height: 6 1/8” (15.5 cm.)
Width: 4 1/8” (10.5 cm.)
Depth: 3 1/8” (8 cm.)

The clock is in very good general condition. The case is of very typical construction and substantial for English Victorian made cases of this period.

The gilding is original and there are general minor marks and surface scratches but no wear or major damages. The top finials and feet have general marks and nicks but these are small and do not detract from the overall appearance of the clock. The clock has been fully serviced and keeps good time and has a rich tone to the gongs. We expect a clock of this style and period to keep within +/- 6 minutes per week.

Fully overhauled and guaranteed for one year.

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