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A French carriage clock with rare striking, Grottendieck Brussel, circa 1880

Description

The dial

The 5-cm enamel dial has Arabic numerals and is signed for the retailer Chs Grottendieck Bruxelles. It is placed in a matted gilt mask. The spade hands are made of blued steel.

The movement

The movement is driven by two spring barrels and has a duration of eight days. It is regulated by anchor platform escapement in combination with a balance. The clock has a very rare striking system which strikes five blows each ten minutes probable marking a doctor’s or lawyer’s consult. The striking can be switched off with a lever on top of the case.

The case

The gilt brass case is of the corniche type and has beveled glass panels on all sides. It is surmounted by a carrying handle and raised on a plinth with bracket feet. The bottom is marked Ed Chartier Paris.

Sizes

(Height) 18 cm (Width) 9.6 cm (Depth) 8.3 cm
(Height) 7.1 in (Width) 3.8 in (Depth) 3.3 in

Price

€ 4.500

Signature

Grottendieck Bruxelles

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