A miniature French gilt brass and champlevé enamel carriage clock, circa 1890.
The 2.5-cm enamel dial has blue Roman numerals and red five-minute marking. The hands are made of blued steel. The dial lays recessed in a champlevé enamel mask with a polychrome foliate decor on a light blue ground.
The movement is driven by a spring barrel and has eight day duration. It is being regulated by cylinder escapement in combination with a plain balance.
This type of case is called ‘Anglaise’ which is characterized by the angular handle in combination with the rectangular plain base. The case is throughout decorated with comparable enamel and has columns on the corners with beveled glass panels in between. The whole is raised on flat feet. The original travel case is still with the clock.
(Height) 11.3 cm (handle up) (Width) 5.3 cm (Depth) 4.8 cm
(Height) 4.4 in (handle up) (Width) 2.1 in (Depth) 1.9 in