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The Berrolla family are recorded as living in Paris' Rue de la Tour between 1850-1860. They showed their carriage clocks in the Paris Exposition of 1839 and the 'Rapport du Jury Central' noted that once again Berolla offered his own peculiar type of escapement. The Berollas exhibited carriage clocks at the London 1851 Exhibition and in 1857, the firm took out a fifteen year patent for a detent escapement for clocks.
A similar example is illustrated in Derek Roberts' 'Carriage and other Travelling Clocks', (Schiffer 1993), pages 210-211, figures 13-5 a,b,c and d.
This lot was bought from a London household that suffered bomb damage during the Second World War. The carrying case, stored in the attic was hit by schrapnel, thankfully the clock remained unscathed in a downstairs room.