Large and highly unusual Carriage Clock (c. 1880 France)

Large and highly unusual Carriage Clock
Title Large and highly unusual Carriage Clock
Country of Origin France
Dated c. 1880
Condition Excellent
Dimensions 8.50inch high (21.59 cm high)
Framed Width 21.50inch framed height (54.61 cm framed height)
Description / Expertise

A large and highly unusual carriage clock which has an eight day duration movement and strikes and repeats on a gong and is numbered at the base of the backplate 1941.

The whole design of the gilded case, including the handle, resembles a series of blocks or bricks. The porcelain panel to the front of the case depicts an impressive chateau standing beside a river or moat on which a small boat is moored in the foreground. The panel also incorporates a white chapter ring above this view with black Roman numerals through which branches and leaves of a tree are entwined.

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