A French Grande-sonnerie Carriage Clock
A French Grande-sonnerie Carriage Clock
A French Grande-sonnerie Carriage Clock
A French Grande-sonnerie Carriage Clock
A French Grande-sonnerie Carriage Clock

A French Grande-sonnerie Carriage Clock

c. 1870 Paris

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£4,800 gbp
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A super quality grande-sonnerie carriage clock; the eight-day duration movement has a silvered platform lever escapement with a club-tooth escape wheel and a bi-metallic compensating balance and strikes the hours and quarters on two bells at each quarter, grande-sonnerie; or just the quarters on the two bells and the hour on the hour, petite-sonnerie; or can be set to silent. With an alarm sounding on the outer bell. The white enamel dial is marked to the rear with the monogramme for Adolphe Mojon, a wonderful maker of dials who made for some of the best Parisian carriage clock makers of the period including Bourdin, Jacot and Drocourt. The fine numbering is one seen on dials by both him and his mentor Valat and after both had ceased working was all-but lost. Complete with blued steel moon hands and matching alarm hand to the subsidiary alarm dial. The gilded corniche case has a fairly unusual style of handle and has a lever to the base for 'Gde. Sonnerie/Pte. Sonnerie/Silence'.
The style of ratchet to the backplate, the curved repeat bar to the frontplate, the style of punch used for the numbering and the use of bells would indicate a clock made in the late 1860's/early 1870's.
For further details on the dials of Mojon see my Jacot and Drocourt exhibition catalogues available to view via my website.
Fully restored and guranteed
Dimensions
Height 7.00 inch (17.78 cm)
Stock Code
1177
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