WESTMINSTER QUARTER CHIMING REPEATING CARRIAGE CLOCK. This is a most rare and beautiful carriage clock of French manufacture dating from the last half of the 19th century which Westminster chimes all the quarters on a nest of 4 bells and when repeated it also strikes the current hour on a coiled gong. Such clocks are very rare indeed and most collectors would be fortunate to see one example in a lifetime.
A similar , but plainer, clock is illustrated in Derek Roberts carriage clock book page 224 and 225 The images should show prospective buyers all they need to see but a personal inspection is very welcome. This is a full size clock that is 8 1/4 inches high with the handle raised.
It is 7 1/4 inches tall with the handle down and 4 1/8the. The depth is 3 1/2 inches. The sharp sided case is in excellent condition having been totally dismantled and carefully cleaned in an ultra sonic tank which has removed all the discoloured laquer but left 95 % of the original gilding clean and bright. The dial masking and two side panels are beautifully fretted and engraved with foliage and birds.
The panels are mounted on a gilded brass plate which can be seen through the fretts. The fine quality 8 day duration French movement retains its original large silvered platform escapement with lever escapement and is in perfect working order.
The complicated mechanism has a third train which is used for the Westminster chiming on 4 small bells at the bottom on the movement. It chimes on each quarter and on the hours are struck on a coiled gong.
There is a push button repeat which will repeat the appropriate quarter and the the current hour. If a prospective purchaser wishes to contact me directly my contact details are at the bottom of the listing. I will not sent items which are not tracked and signed for. Items can be viewed prior to sale.
If you see an item and require a little time to pay please get in touch and terms may be arranged to our mutual satisfaction. I firmly believe that business should be done with integrity and honesty. I prefer genuine and untouched items and will sell them as such to keep costs down. We have no intention of misleading our customers in any way and will provide the best service possible.If you encounter any problems then please get in touch. We can be contacted at sellingantiques. Uk/steammill where the necessary details can be found. Auctiva offers Free Image Hosting and Editing. The item "WESTMINSTER QUARTER CHIMING REPEATING CARRIAGE CLOCK" is in sale since Tuesday, June 19, 2018.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Clocks\Mantel/Carriage Clocks\Pre-1900". The seller is "clockbroker" and is located in Mansfield. This item can be shipped worldwide.