A very attractive late 19th century French porcelain carriage clock in excellent original condition and with its leather carrying case.
The corniche style case is well engraved with foliate scrolls, and retains its original mercury gilding. The oval glass to the top is etched with the initials MD, matching the gilt name printed on the roof of the leather case, M. DEHON.
The striking repeating 8-day movement has the original silvered lever platform escapement, striking the hours and half hours on a coiled steel gong. The backplate is stamped with the letter B in a circle, a mark which Allix & Bonnert associate with Jules Brunelot in their book, CARRIAGE CLOCKS; Their History and Development. However, more recent findings by Leigh Extence (further to his research in the suppliers to Henri Jacot) reveal that the mark is seen on carriage clocks from the Delepine-Canchy and Baveux workshops, who worked closely together in Saint-Nicolas-d’Aliermont, and so the letter B is likely to be the Baveux trademark. Either way, it is often found on better quality carriage clocks.
- Height: 18cm with the handle up.
The movement is overhauled and guaranteed for 3 years.
Though rubbed on the handle and one or two small areas, we have preferred to leave the gilding in its original state; although of course, the customer shall make the final decision of whether to regild or not.
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