A fine and rare late 19th century French striking and repeating engraved gilt brass carriage clock Charles Frodsham, Clockmaker to the Queen, 84 Strand, London, number 1010.  The movement further bearing the stampof Richard and Company.
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A fine and rare late 19th century French striking and repeating engraved gilt brass carriage clock Charles Frodsham, Clockmaker to the Queen, 84 Strand, London, number 1010. The movement further bearing the stamp of Richard and Company.
Sold for £8,125 (US$ 13,656) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A fine and rare late 19th century French striking and repeating engraved gilt brass carriage clock
Charles Frodsham, Clockmaker to the Queen, 84 Strand, London, number 1010. The movement further bearing the stamp of Richard and Company.
The case with engraved handle over deeply moulded cornice and base flanking concave sided uprights between heavy beveled glass panels, the circular white enamel dial with Roman and Arabic numerals and blued steel hands set over an Arabic alarm-setting dial with blued steel hand and blue enamel highlights, both dials set within a silvered engine turned mask, the twin train movement with very large silvered platform visible through the large glazed top panel carrying the cut and compensated bimetallic balance and lever escapement, striking and repeating on a coiled steel gong 26cms (10ins) high.

Footnotes

  • Richard and Company opened in London in 1857 and retailed until 1881.
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