Lot 351 , An early 20th century ormolu hour repeating carriage clock, 5.5in.
An early 20th century ormolu hour repeating carriage clock, in ornate Louis XVI style asymmetrical scroll case, enamelled Arabic dial with a PODR mark set on an ivory ground, movement striking on a gong, 5.5in.
The movement appears to be working, although we cannot guarantee how long it has been going for. Although the platform lever escapement is not visible from above, the colour of the brass matches the rest of the movement and there appears to be original blueing on the steel of the retaining nuts on top. The back-plate of the movement is marked Aiguilles and stamped 738. The case is very nice quality with hand chasing to the ormolu. The bevelled glass all appears to be in good condition, especially shaped at the bottom to fit the case. The movement is fixed underneath with two large retaining screws and there are two smaller screws and two holes where screws are now lacking. Some scratching underneath, some wear to the base consistent with age and use. There is a little bit of verdigris next to the push repeat button on top and there is some wear to the gilding on the handle and on the high points in general. The dial is circular, the engraved white metal chapter ring with white enamel centre, bearing a Victorian registration mark and with enamelled blue Arabic numerals surrounded by a gilt metal scroll work mask and a gilt metal surround, then this is on a rectangular enamel ground with a further rococo style gilt pierced ormolu surround. All with minor wear and in good condition. Lacking a key
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Sold for £650