Small Rosewood Fusee striking clock, French, Royal Exchange
Small Rosewood Fusee striking clock, French, Royal Exchange
Small Rosewood Fusee striking clock, French, Royal Exchange
Small Rosewood Fusee striking clock, French, Royal Exchange
Small Rosewood Fusee striking clock, French, Royal Exchange
Small Rosewood Fusee striking clock, French, Royal Exchange

Small Rosewood Fusee striking clock, French, Royal Exchange

c. 1860 England

Offered by Carlton Clocks Ltd.

£6,500 gbp
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A small elegant clock by this eminent maker of precision clocks and chronometers, in excellent original condition, with a finely made rosewood case and striking fusee movement.

The 3 inch gilt Roman dial has a discreet strike/silent lever above the XII, hidden behind the door. It has an engine turned centre, the mask cast and engraved with foliate scrolls.

The clock has a finely made two train chain fusee movement, the arched plates united by five tapered pillars. It has an anchor escapement and rack strike on a bell, and is signed for the maker French, Royal Exchange, London. It has a trip repeat on a cord which extends to the outside of the case.

Stirrup pendulum and pendulum lock.

Matching moon hands.
To be overhauled and guaranteed for 3 years.
According to Britten's Old Clocks and Watches and their Makers, Santiago James Moore French was Free in the Clockmakers' Company in 1810 and worked as a clockmaker until 1842, at the Royal Exchange, London between 1808-1838. He was succeeded at 9 Royal Exchange by John French, and later William French (1849-75), presumably his son.
Dimensions
Height 25.00 cm (9.84 inches)
Width 16.00 cm (6.30 inches)
Depth 13.00 cm (5.12 inches)
Stock Code
BFrench
Carlton Clocks Ltd.

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