French Miniature Timepiece Carriage Clock with Original Travel Case. This is a very attractive miniature carriage clock in a beautifully executed Anglais Riche case with rounded columns, ripple mouldings, square glazed viewing aperture and hinged Greek key handle to the top. Having the original travelling case is a great bonus, the original leather bound travel case was used to protect the clock while travelling.
The clock has a single going barrel movement with silvered cylinder escapement, a silvered mask to the white enamel Roman dial with outer Arabic minute track as well as blued steel hands. The movement is finely crafted, with precision gears and mechanisms that ensure accurate timekeeping.
This clock was made during the peak of the carriage clock’s popularity in France, and it reflects the meticulous craftsmanship and intricate design that characterised the era.
Gilt brass, glass and leather case
The case is bright and clean and with a rich colour to the gilding. There are the usual minor marks and light surface scratches but nothing of any consequence. The dial enamel is bright and clean as is the silvered mask. There are no damages to the dial.
The movement is bright and clean. It has been fully cleaned and overhauled and is running well and keeping good time.
This case is in good general condition but, as with most of these, there are the usual scuffs, marks, wear and tear that they can be subject to.
Height: 3.5 inches (9cm) – handle down
Width: 2.8 inches (5cm)
Depth: 1.8 inches (4.8cm)