A French striking and repeating carriage clock with a rare silvered dial, dating from c.1900.
Whilst being entirely original, the clock is presented in pristine condition:
the corniche styled case has been regilded,
the movement has been overhauled,
the beveled glasses to all sides and top are sound, and
the dial mask has been resilvered.
The eight day movement strikes the hours and the passing of the half hour on a gong. Depressing the button on top of the case will repeat the strike of the last hour passed. The original silvered lever platform is visible through the oval top glass.
The silvered dial is a rarely found on a carriage clock. Far more usual is an enamelled dial, or sometimes an enamel dial set within a metal mask. Here, the silvered dial is set within a conforming silvered mask giving a very clean look. The dial has short Roman numerals, another unusual feature of this clock. The numerals sit within a minute track, with blued steel matching hands.