A late 19th century French champleve enamel and split seed pearl striking carriage clock with centre seconds.
Lot 25
A late 19th century French champleve enamel and split seed pearl striking carriage clock with centre seconds.
Sold for £8,500 (US$ 14,272) inc. premium
Auction Details
A late 19th century French champleve enamel and split seed pearl striking carriage clock with centre seconds.
Lot Details
A late 19th century French champleve enamel and split seed pearl striking carriage clock with centre seconds.
The shaped handle over the rectangular case, with seed pearl decorated pillars, over the splayed, stepped base, the surfaces enriched with polychrome enamel foliate and geometric decoration, the conforming enamel and seed pearl Arabic dial with subsidiary alarm setting dial below, the twin train movement with separate alarm train, striking and sounding the alarm on a coiled gong. 14cm (5.5in)

Footnotes

  • A very similar example is illustrated in Allix and Bonnert's 'Carriage Clocks. Their history and development.' Antique Collectors Club 1974, plate VII/C15, page 180.
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  1. James Stratton
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  2. Charles Crisford
    Specialist - Clocks
    Bonhams
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    London, W1S 1SR
    United Kingdom
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