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French Rare Minute Repeating Grande Sonnerie Carriage Clock

This rare French carriage clock from the late 19th century is captivating both aesthetically and mechanically. The gilt brass case is handsomely appointed with quarter Corinthian columns, dentil moulding, and beveled glass panels. Unusual deep burgundy enamel dials within a silvered surround feature gilt and enamel decorative touches to the center and chapter ring. Gilt spade hands point to red Roman numerals on white porcelain cartouche.

Within, an 8-day twin-barrel movement fitted with a jeweled balance wheel lever escapement keeps the time. The remarkable Grande Sonnerie movement marks the hours and quarter hours on two pleasantly toned gongs. The minute repeater button is atop and a three-position sonnerie adjustment lever is on the underside. The Grande Sonnerie was an elaborate striking system crafted by the most highly-skilled clockmakers. Such timepieces are greatly valued among clock aficionados today.

This impressive clock with its terrific visual and mechanical appeal bears a full restoration along with a one-year warranty.

7″H x 4″W x 3 1/2″D

Circa 1880

SKU: FOAG 15 P $13,995 Inquire
If you would like to purchase this item or learn more about it, please click on the Inquire link above or phone the Renaissance Showroom at 805-688-1976, open seven days a week from 10 to 6.
  • French
  • Gilt Brass Carriage Clock
  • Corinthian Columns
  • Burgundy Enamel Dials
  • 8-Day Twin Barrel Movement with Jeweled Balance Wheel Lever Escapement
  • Minute Repeating Grande Sonnerie on Two Gongs
  • Repeat At Will
  • 3-Position Sonnerie Adjustment
  • Restored, One-year Warranty
  • 7″H x 4″W x 3 1/2″D
  • Circa 1880