item has been sold.
oval carriage clock with Grande Sonnerie movement
carriage clocks with Grande Sonnerie movement such
as this one made in France around 1880 for retailer
Theodore Starr, of Philadelphia, are hard to find.
The fine quality gilded brass case has curved glazed
panels that expose the complicated mechanism.
white enamel faceplate has a Roman hour dial with
Arabic minute numerals, and a separate dial for the
alarm. Both dials are accented with a blue fleur-de-lis
and the retailers name is signed on the dial
below the XII.
repeat button is located on the top next to the fine
quality lever escapement, which can be viewed through
the beveled glazed panel.
The selection lever for the Grande and Petite Sonnerie
is located in the base and stamped Hours and
quarters / Quarters only/ Silent. Having
been recently cleaned and overhauled this pretty oval
is in pristine condition and runs well.
8 high to top of handle, 5 wide, 4
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