c.1900 Rare French Miniature Champlevee Carriage Clock.

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c.1900 Rare French Miniature Champlevee Carriage Clock.
Inv. #: f197
Maker:

Hang-Dah-Le, Shanghai.

Case:

The miniature gilt bronze Anglaise Riche case has Corinthian columns, a shaped hinged handle, fluted freezes, beveled glasses to the top and sides and is adorned with detailed polychrome champlevee.

Dial:

The white porcelain dial has shaped steel-cut hands, Roman numerals, Arabic five-minute marks, a silvered mask and is signed by the Chinese retailer in red characters.

Movement:

The eight-day time-only silvered movement is wound and set off the backplate, retains the original balance platform and is also engraved with the Chinese retailer.

Notes:

This is the first miniature champlevee piece that we have owned that carries a Chinese retailer’s signature on both the dial and backplate.

Hang-Dah-Le, the Chinese translation of L. Vrand & Co, were a German firm located at 36 Nanking Rd, Shanghai who specialized in Western mechanical pieces including watches, clocks and bird automata.

Size: 4.25 in. (without handle)
Retail Price: $ 6,800.

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