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The eight-day duration movement has the original silvered platform lever escapement and strikes the hours and half-hours on a gong, with a push button repeat at will to the top and is stamped to the backplate with the serial number 4161.
The cannalée case is beautifully engraved with floral decoration on a matted ground and has the addition of a matching engraved shuttered rear door.
Although unsigned, whoever made this clock was obviously a fine clockmaker and I have had numerous examples with the same markings; the hand-setting directional ‘arrow’, the engraving to the word ‘Hands’ and the ‘S/F’ regulation index to the top of the backplate. These include a bambu cased grande-sonnerie with identical Slow/Fast engraving to the platform as seen here, the bambu case being used mainly by Henri Jacot; and another housed in a Eastern case of Ottoman style that will be appearing on the website soon. A client of mine has a petite-sonnerie carriage clock with an obvious Jacot/Baveux movement that also has all these markings and is stamped within the plates by the maker Roblin, who was most likely the ‘finisher’ of that particular carriage clock.
Obviously an excellent maker with workshops, or links to one, in Saint-Nicolas-d’Aliermont. The engraving of the word Hands on the shuttered rear door is identical in form to that seen on Jacot and Drocourt clocks from the late-1860s, whereas the S/F index to the top of the backplate is a finer version of that seen on Couaillet clocks some years later, after their purchase of the Delépine-Barrois workshops; my research has thrown up strong links between Delépine-Barrois and Baveux indicating a likely source of this clock. Research into this is on-going and will be updated in the near-future.
|Height||6.25 inch||(15.87 cm)|