A stylish and handsome antique French eight day grande sonnerie striking and repeating carriage clock.
The polished brass and fully glazed brass gorge style case has a pivoted carrying handle and repeat button to the top and strike/chime/silent selector to the base. The white enamel Roman dial with twin track and Arabic minute markers has an alarm setting dial below and blued steel hands.
The twin gong barrels movement has an original silvered platform lever escapement, striking the full hours and quarter hours at every quarter and repeating the full hours and quarters on demand.
Height: 6 in. (15 cm.) handle down
Width: 4 in. (10 cm.)
Depth: 3 1/3 in. (8.5 cm.)
The clock is in excellent condition with only minor marks and light surface scratches consistent with its age. The brass is bright and clean and the glazed panels are complete with no visible damages. The dial is bright and in perfect condition and the hands have a good rich blued colour.
The movement has been fully cleaned and overhauled. It runs and keeps good time. The work is guaranteed for one year. The striking functions as it should and has a good rich tone to the gongs.
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