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D467 An exceptional French gilded gorge cased carriage clock (c. 1860 France)

D467  An exceptional French gilded gorge cased carriage clock
Title D467 An exceptional French gilded gorge cased carriage clock
Country of Origin France
Dated c. 1860
Medium Brass
Condition Excellent
Dimensions 18.50cm high (7.28 inches high)
Framed Width 23.00cm framed height (9.06 inches framed height)
Literature

A similar clock can be found on page 27 of 'A Century of Fine Carriage Clocks' by Joseph Tanelli

Description / Expertise

D467 This exceptional French gilded gorge cased carriage clock is one of the most fascinating we have seen. It is by Drocourt and can be set to full grande sonnerie or quarter striking or silent. Strike, alarm, repeat, It is fully engraved all over and the dial is signed by the retailer below 12 o'clock, Linderoth Stockholm. To the bottom of the dial are subsidiary dials for the days of the week, the days of the month and the alarm. The movement strikes and repeats on a gong and is numbered 19771. The sides and back door of the case are glazed. The top of the case is also glazed so as to display the lever escapement.

The fine engraved and gilded base on which the clock rests is supported by 'dragons' to the four corners. It is quite rare to find a carriage clock that started life with an original base as so often they have been lost.

Height with/without handle: 9"/7.2" (23/18.5cm)

Linderoths, which might be described as the 'Dent' of the capital of Sweden, were active between 1844 & 1963 with manufacturing and sales facilities at Drottninggatan. They were, at that time, considered to be the leading manufacturers of special tower or turret clocks worldwide.

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