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Often they were supplied with a travelling case, which tended to consist of a wooden carcase covered in paper thin leather. The clocks could still function as timepieces with a removable panel at the front to reveal the dial and a soft pad at the top to activate a strike repeat button if the clock was fitted with one.
Although of uncertain origins I believe this carved ebony case was made in India in the mid 19th century. It was typical for the British to employ local craftsmen in India and Sri Lanka to make furniture household items to suit western styles and needs. A lot of these of these wares were of a high quality and inevitably are imbued with the technique and character of the subcontinent which led to the creation of a hybrid style often referred to as "Anglo-Indian".
|Height||160.00 mm||(6.30 inches)|
|Width||88.00 mm||(3.46 inches)|
|Depth||80.00 mm||(3.15 inches)|
|External Height||182.00 mm||(7.17 inches)|
|External Width||112.00 mm||(4.41 inches)|
|External Depth||110.00 mm||(4.33 inches)|