French 19th century carriage clock
Dimensions:W: 6.2cm (2.4")H: 13cm (5.1")D: 5.5cm (2.2")
A lovely late 19th century French carriage clock with alarm. It is a super size, being only13cm high when handle is up. It has a silvered engine turned face with two white enamel dials, bevelled glasses and a two tone bronze case with pillars set to the corners. The back plate has two winders for the main movement and strike and two further posts to adjust the time and hour. It strikes on a bell in the base.
It has its original gilt tooled red Morocco case, which has an aperture for the key and a sliding panel that you can remove. Behind this is a glass panel enabling you to see the face. The interior is purple velvet lined. The case has a carrying handle but this is rather worn. The case is 12 cm high overall.
The clock runs but there is a problem with the alarm. I think that the alarm hand has lost its pointer. Otherwise the wear is commensurate with age.