A fine and rare grande sonnerie striking miniature carriage clock with interesting provenance to the family of Sir David Solomons
Le Roy & Fils, no 11293
The rippled handle set over a large glazed top panel revealing the silvered lever platform escapement with cut and compensated bi-metallic balance, striking the hours and quarters on a pair of coiled blued steel gongs, the signed white enamel dial with Roman and Arabic numerals over an Arabic alarm setting disc, within an angled gilt mask, the case with three-position lever in the base for grande sonnerie-silence-petite sonnerie; presented in the original numbered travelling case with 'V.S.' initials tooled to the lid 13cms (5ins) high.
- The estimate should read £2000-3000 and not that which is published in the catalogue.