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A rare miniature French gilt brass carriage clock with pietra dura panels, circa 1870.

Description

The dial

The 3.5-cm enamel dial has Roman numerals and is signed for the retailer H. Bosi Firenze. The spade hands are made of blued steel.

The movement

The movement is driven by a spring barrel and has eight duration. It is regulated by cylinder escapement in combination with a plain balance.

The case

The gilt brass corniche case has sharply finished mouldings. It is surmounted by a handle and has a beveled glass panel showing the escapement. The back and sides are inset with rare pietra dura panels showing polychrome flowers on a black ground. The original travel case is still with the clock.

Sizes

(Height) 9.3 cm (handle up) (Width) 5 cm (Depth) 4.5 cm
(Height) 3.6 in (handle up) (Width) 2 in (Depth) 1.8 in

Price

€ 9.000

Signature

H. Bosi Firenze

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