19C British Brass Carriage Clock with Roman Columns

19C British Brass Carriage Clock with Roman Columns.

GORGEOUS 19th  Century…..British……solid brass carriage or mantel clock from circa 1890.

In the classical revival style……as indicated by the Romanesque side columns/pillars.

Beautiful porcelain face in great condition.

The movement can be viewed from the sides through thick beveled glass panels and through a circular glass porthole on the top.

It comes with its handle for easy carriage.

It has its original key.

8 day movement……beautiful chime……on the hour and half hour.

The movement is accessed by opening a brass door to the rear.

It sits on its original brass bun feet….it is topped with its original brass finials.

No visible makers mark…..buy has quality and class !!!

The movement needs some slight servicing and the minute hand needs to be replaced…..not major !


CARRIAGE CLOCKS: A carriage clock is a small, spring-driven clock, designed for travelling, developed in the early 19th century in France, where they were also known as “Officers’ Clocks”. The first carriage clock was invented by Abraham-Louis Breguet for the Emperor Napoleon in 1812. The case, usually plain or gilt-brass, is rectangular with a carrying handle and often set with glass or more rarely enamel or porcelain panels. A feature of carriage clocks is the platform escapement, sometimes visible through a glazed aperture on the top of the case. Carriage clocks use a balance and balance spring for timekeeping and replaced the larger pendulum bracket clock. The factory of Armand Couaillet, in Saint-Nicolas d’Aliermont (France) made thousands of carriage clocks between 1880 and 1920.

A carriage clock has in the past been a traditional gift from employers to retiring or long-serving staff. However, in modern times, with changing work patterns and changing desires, this is much less the case.

Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carriage_clock

19C British Brass Carriage Clock with Roman Columns.

Provenance: Bought privately in Ireland.

Dimensions: 7.5″ tall, 7.8″ wide and 3.5″ deep

Condition: Needs a repair to minute hand and servicing, otherwise excellent.


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