Grande Sonnerie Carriage Clock with Calendar-work


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Object Description

A very attractive French multi-function large grande sonnerie carriage clock dating from the late 19th century.

The striking case is bi-metallic, newly regilded with some parts re-plated in silver, as the original. It is in the Anglaise architectural styling, with fluted Corinthian columns and dentil cornicing below the top-plate. The one-way folding handle is particularly attractive.

The quality eight day movement, yet to be overhauled in our workshops, is gong-striking on a pair of blued steel gongs. The base has a selection lever for  Hours Quarters (grande sonnerie) / Quarters Only (petite sonnerie / Silent.
With the Grande Sonnerie option you have the quarter, half and three-quarter hour ting-tang striking on two gongs following the hour strike.
The petite sonnerie option gives a ting-tang strike on the quarters, with the hour (on one gong) only at the full hour.

The alarm is separately wound and has a third hammer to sound.

The backplate is stamped with serial number 1875. All wheel work has straight crossings. The movement retains the original silvered lever platform.

The four silvered dials are set into a satin frosted gilt mask, and indicate time, alarm, day and date. All have the original blued steel hands. The main dial is signed G. MARCKS & CO., BOMBAY & POONA.

Height: 8 inches (21cms) with the handle up
Width: 11cms
Depth 10cms

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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