c.1895 French Giant Grand-Sonnerie Carriage Clock

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c.1895 French Giant Grand-Sonnerie Carriage Clock
Inv. #: f248
Maker:

Tiffany & Co., Paris.

Description:

Rare Giant grand-sonnerie carriage clock with exceptional limoges panels.

Case:

The massive silver and gilt bronze case has stylized readed doric columns and detailed finials to the corners, a hinged folding handle above, thick beveled glasses to three sides and three superb Limoges panels depicting hunting scenes in wonderfully detailed polychrome enamel.

Dial:

The Limoges dial has white Roman numerals for the hours, Arabic numbers for the alarm dial, finely cut gilt-bronze hands, is signed ‘Tiffany and Co.’ and depicts an elaborately dressed male figure in a landscape scene.

Movement:

The massive eight day time, strike and alarm grand-sonnerie movement is set and wound off the backplate, has the indications engraved in English, is stamped ‘3057’ and has a three position lever out the bottom and an extremely high quality damascened lever balance platform horizontally mounted above.  It still retains the original Geneva stops and is fitted with a very rare mechanism to allow the hands to be turned backwards.

Notes:

This is one of the best carriage clocks we have ever had as it pairs a remarkable case featuring the best Limoges panels with an extraordinary movement and creates a piece that is worthy of the Tiffany name.

Ref:

For some additional clocks we’ve sold featuring Limoges panels see:

http://sundialfarm.com/portfolio/c-1885-french-gilt-bronze-carriage-clock-limoge-panels/?pcat=sold

http://sundialfarm.com/portfolio/c-1885-french-gilt-bronze-carriage-clock-limoge-panels-2/?pcat=sold

http://sundialfarm.com/portfolio/c-1885-giant-french-gilt-silvered-bronze-limoges-paneled-grand-sonnerie-carriage-clock/?pcat=sold

Size: Height - 8.125 in. handle down.
10.125 in. handle up.
Retail Price: $ 50,000.00

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