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French oval carriage clock with Grande Sonnerie movement - Details:

Oval 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.

The 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 retailer’s name is signed on the dial below the XII.

A 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.

Circa 1880

Dimensions: 8” high to top of handle, 5” wide, 4” deep

Back View - Close UpThe DialThe Base

Front Left - Quarter View View the Escapement Front View

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