item has been sold.
gilt brass humpback carriage clock by LeRoy No. 20310
gilt brass hump back style carriage clock of 8-days
duration was made by L. LeRoy, Paris, in 1890 and is
complete with the original leather carrying case and
gilt brass two piece frame surrounds the beveled glass
crystal on the front door which opens to expose the
hands and the winding holes for the going and the calendar
and striking barrels.
engine turned silvered dial with Breguet style blued-steel
hands has three apertures below the 12 to display
the day, date, and month in French signed L.LEROY
& CIE, 7 BD DE LA MADELEINE, PARIS below the
Opening the rear brass door exposes the striking mechanism,
count wheel, lever platform escapement, and calendar
back plate is signed the same as the dial and, in
addition, the number 20310 is stamped above the gong
mounting block. The striking train, a gong on the
hour and half hour, also drives the calendar mechanism.
The clock is in excellent condition and good working
order. A similar clock can be seen in Derek Robert's
Carriage Clock book on page 114, figure 6-55
Dimensions: 7 3/4"(19.5cm) high,
4 1/2"(11cm) wide, 3"(7.5cm) deep
Julien Le Roy (1686-1759) and his son
Pierre whose workshop closed about in 1783, were the
most famous of the watchmakers and responsible for numerous
Le Roy was a common name in France at this time and
many firms used it. The most famous of the Le Roy firms
were in Paris and one founded in 1785 with the name
"Le Roy" later changed in "Le Roy &
Cie" by Basil Charles Le Roy in Galerie Montpensier,
produced watches and fine carriage clocks.