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The dial showing Roman numerals with the blued steel Breguet hands . To watch a youtube video click HERE Height 180mm , Depth 85mm , Width 95mm £4250.00 G. Pounds Richard et Cie were established in Paris circa 1850 when the fashion for small travelling clocks began. Pounds A fine example of a large 'Anglais Riche' carriage clock with push repeat . Maurice and Co who showed clocks at the Paris exhibition of 1889 . The clock is 'countwheel' striking on a bell and can be left silent (if you do not wind the strike side) . The original pair of blued steel hands which are typical of this period , striking on the hour on a bell and once on the half hour , viewing recommended . The case is polished and laquered so will not require polishing for 15 years or more!The company then opened a branch in London in 1857 which was very sucessful. Pounds 114mm x 60mm x 55mm A fine solid silver carriage timepiece on bun feet in rectangular form with folding handle. The clock was made for Pearce and Sons who retailed clocks in London from 1881 . The silvered dial showing Roman numerals and true Breguet hands . The clock is stamped Dixon et Fils and the plates are stamped with a small stamp for Raingo Freres established in 1813 . This is a very original , rare and early carriage clock that would appeal to the collector or investor . This style of carriage clock dates back to around 1910.Grande sonnerie striking, Petite sonnerie and fully silent if you wish . The clock has a pleasant gong strike on the hours and half hours and will run for a week per wind.A very good large gorge case which feels reassuringly heavy with thick bevelled glass panels to all sides. Richard & Co opened in London in 1857 at 24 Cannon Street. Pounds 18 x 14 x 10cm A fine Oval 'Grande Sonnerie' carriage clock in a gilt gorge case with an engraved dial mask. This clock will be carefully restored, serviced and regulated.
A large top glass to view the original Bi-metallic balance and silvered platform escapement, push repeat and striking on the hour and half hour on a gong. This clock has been fully restored, which involved a complete disassembly, 3 stage clean and polish, assembly, test and regulation. Push repeat and bell striking on the Hour and half hour . The perfect enamel dial showing Roman numerals with the blued steel hands .
The large top glass shows the original, typical Drocourt escapement with push repeat button to the edge. There is much written about Paul Garnier in the book about Carriage clocks written by C. This fine clock is currently in careful restoration. Rear wound with a key, a 30hr jeweled lever movement contained within the gilt case and stand. Pounds 90mm x 40mm x 40mm A fine small carriage timepiece in solid silver by Mappin and Webb of London.
The movement has been fully dismantled and overhauled and is functioning beautifully. The back plate is stamped with Paul Garnier, Paris. Thomas Cole was born in Somerset in 1800 and by 1838 had moved to London and started producing fine clocks of his own design by 1845 and in 1851 he stood at the Great Exhibition. A very attractive, rare piece and very collectable. This clock has the London hallmarks for 1901 together with the Mappin & Webb Logo stamp. Interestingly Hamilton and Inches are still based in Edinburgh and are still selling fine clocks.
The movement is completely original and serviced , polished and sold with a full 12 month guarantee. The case is constructed as ' multi-piece' case with solid rear door and early handle design . Andrew and Joseph Kleiser of York are listed in 'Watch and clockmakers of the world' Vol2 by B. The movement is completely original and serviced , cleaned and polished and sold with a full 12 month guarantee . The dial showing Roman numerals with the retailers name and the blued steel Breguet hands . The movement has been completely serviced / overhauled & polished (see close up photos by clicking on the picture) . This carriage clock is signed Grohe of Wigmore Street , London . Pounds 17 x 9 x 8cm A superb, small masked dial, striking carriage clock.
The clock can be attributed to Alfred and Pierre Drocourt as it bears the numbers stamp and other typical Drocourt features. Pounds 18 x 13 x 8cm An ebonised mantel - carriage clock with carry handle, gilt sight, full enamel dial showing Roman numerals and fine blued steel hands. This clock has very faint hairlines near the top of the dial which are not noticeable unless very close. The original and unusual jeweled lever , platform escapement is superb and untouched . Pounds 18 x 10 x 9cm An early oversize carriage clock with a one piece case in original condition with the Leather carry-case it would have been sold with . It has the large top glass to view the important original , off set lever ,bi-metallic balance escapement . Bevelled glasses to all sides and the white enamelled dial is clear and bright with the name 'Aird & Thomson , Glasgow and Paris Made in very small letters beneath . Circa 1880 , James Grohe is listed working from 1832-81 in Watch and Clockmakers of the World VOL2 . The fully overhauled movement is gong striking on the hour and once for the half hours.