A lovely early French Capucine travel clock, Tisseau, circa 1790
8-day movement with half hour striking and alarm, brass case.
This lovely clock has an enamel dial with Arabic numerals for the hours and quarters and signed Tisseau A Montpellier. The gilt brass hands are of the Breguet type and the alarm pointer is blued steel.
The fine movement needs to be wound once a week (8-day) and has anchor escapement and silk suspended pendulum. The clock strikes the hours full and strikes once every half hour on a surmounted bell. The last hour struck can be repeated by pulling the cord at the bottom of the case. The alarm can be activated by a pull winding a small spring and setting it by the alarm pointer.
The brass case is surmounted by urn finials and a handle on top of the bell. The sides and back has doors. the whole is raised on turned feet.