c.1890 French Gilt Bronze Five Minute Repeating Carriage Clock.

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c.1890 French Gilt Bronze Five Minute Repeating Carriage Clock.
Inv. #: f206

The architectural gilt-bronze case has chamfered corners with shaped columns, a stepped molded base, a chateauesque top with a solid ballistrade, corner blocks and finials, beveled glasses to the sides and top and a shaped hinged handle with a reeded center.


The eight day time, strike and two button five minute repeat movement is wound and set off the backplate, retains the original silvered lever balance platform, strikes on a gong and is stamped ‘2192’. The five-minute repeat mechanism is planted on the backplate and is activated by a push button horizontally mounted just above the back door.


There are generally two types of five minute repeating mechanisms. The first is much like other complicated repeating mechanisms where there are two gongs and when the button is pressed it counts off the hours on one gong and then bing-bangs for each five minute interval. This piece falls into the second category where there is one gong and two independent buttons. Pressing the front button repeats the hours and the back the five minute intervals.

Size: 6 1/8 in. (without handle)
Retail Price: Sold

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