Gorge striking carriage clock by Leroy


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Object Description

A nice example of an 1870s carriage clock, with its original leather carrying case. The 8-day movement strikes the hours and the passing of the half hour on a bell, giving a lovely clean sound. The gorge case retains the original mercury gilding still in very good condition.

The white enamel Roman dial has Roman numerals within a minute track, and bears the rubbed signature for LEROY & FILS, 211 REGENT STREET LONDON, 13-15 PALAIS ROYAL PARIS.

Original silvered lever platform to the bimetallic balance. Breguet style steel hands.

Object History

The clock was made for Leroy & Fils by HL. The movement bears the retail inscription Repassée par Leroy & fils Palais Royal 13 & 15 Paris. The movement and leather carrying case are both stamped with Leroy’s number 7203. The movement and gilded case are also numbered with HL’s clock number 3814, this being part of the numbering system later adopted and continued by Drocourt. The firm of Leroy et fils was founded by Bazile Charles Leroy in 1789. He was a clockmaker to the Emperor Napoleon, The Duke of Orleans, The Duke of Bourbon and Princess Pauline. In 1823, he filed a patent for self-winding atmospheric clock operated by a weather vane and in 1840 a patent for wind clocks. When Charles Louis died in 1865 his son Louis Leroy took over the running of the business.

Object Condition

To be overhauled and guaranteed for 3 years.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)1935 713333

Dealer Location

Bank Farm,
Lower Odcombe,
BA22 8TY

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