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Circa: 1890

Height: 2.75 ins (excluding handle raised)

Price: £5,400

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A Remarkably Fine Miniature, Oval, French Carriage Clock

A Remarkably Fine Miniature, Oval, French Carriage Clock

Case: The profusely engraved, gilt case has curved, bevel-edged glasses throughout, a large oval platform viewing glass to the top and an asymmetrically scrolling carrying handle.  The sides, dial and back door are decorated with the most attractive silver frets which are not only finely pierced but also engraved and silk lined, the blend of red, silver and gold giving a most charming effect.  

Dial: The white enamel dial has black Roman hour numerals, an outer minutes chapter with Arabic five minute divisions and is complimented by a pair of fine, blued steel hands.  

Movement: The French, movement is of typical high quality, having a silvered, Swiss lever platform with a bi-metallic, temperature compensated balance with a blued steel hairspring and gold timing screws.  The clock retains its original felt lined travel box. 

Duration: 8 days.