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A French gilt brass cloisonne enamel carriage clock with petite sonnerie and alarm, circa 1890


The dial

The 5.2-cm creme dial has Arabic numerals just als the alarm subsidiary below. Both dials are fitted in a beautiful polychrome cloisonne enamel mask. The hands are of the Breguet type and 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 escapement in combination with a bi-metallic compensated balance. The clock has rack ‘petite sonnerie’ quarter striking on two gongs with repeating on demand. On the bottom of the case is a lever which allows one to either stop the striking (silence) or strike petite sonnerie. The movement has an alarm which is driven by a small spring barrel and is striking on one of the gongs.

The cloisonne enamel case

The rectangular gilt brass case is surmounted by a shaped handle. It is throughout decorated with beautiful polychrome cloisonne enamel. It has beveled glass panels to all sides and is raised on small annular feet.


(Height) 18.5 cm (Width) 9.2 cm (Depth) 8 cm
(Height) 7.3 in (Width) 3.6 in (Depth) 3.1 in



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