Brass Carriage Clock
If you’re looking for the perfect way to spruce up your mantel with a traditional, classy touch, this gorgeous French silver carriage clock is exactly what you need. A beautiful mix of brass and silver masked dials, polished movement with Arabic numerals, and bevelled glass casing, this clock will stand out in any room. Created in the 1880s for good quality and with all the charm of an antique timepiece. Like many of the traditional French carriage pieces, it is also made with Ormolu, showcasing luxury and tradition in it’s creation.
This rare 8-day French silver carriage clock is a rare find. With excellent condition, the clock still retains its original cylinder escapement and original finish. This vintage clock is perfect for any antique lover. With a classic design, this clock will fit seamlessly into your rustic design. The clock is also very affordable, making it the perfect gift for someone on your list this holiday season – not to mention it’s a sought after vintage piece that will increase in value over time!
Vintage clocks stocks a range of valuable pieces, each with their own historical value and story to tell, our popular range of Carriage clocks can stem from French style, to American, English & more.
Measures 14cm high with handle up by 8cm wide & 6.25cm deep dial is 5.5cm in diameter
Believed to have been handcrafted in the 1800’s (Circa 1880) this French piece is inspired by the case pyramid decoration, making the finish resemble intricate designs, less like it’s brother and sister carriage clocks which typically focus on French architecture, this piece almost offers a contemporary design, with the intricate triangular details in the upper and lower casing, the glass ‘sunroof’ style lid which offers insight to the inner mechanisms, this design was quite unlike it’s other sibling carriages at the time, whilst still keeping true to it’s nature with the ormolu casing, handling options and four bud feet.
How To Clean A Carriage Clock?
Cleaning an antique carriage clock can require some patience, time and skill. You don’t want to simply dunk it in some hot water, and then leave it air dry. You have to be patient, taking apart the important pieces. Starting with the clock face and the removal of the glass. You’ll need a light duty cleaner, nothing with harsh chemicals paired with a soft microfibre cloth. Cleaning the inner mechanics can be slightly trickier.
What Are Carriage Clocks Made Of?
Originally carriage clocks were designed made with wooden casing, however, since the early 18 century, times have evolved, moving away from strictly wooden clocks, we now see a variety of different carriage clocks each made from differing materials. Carriage clocks can be made from Brass, Sterling Silver, Oak, Mahogany or Ormolu.
How Much Is A Carriage Clock Worth?
Valueing an antique can be difficult, often it can depend on the individual antique collector or dealer. But more often than not the professional antique collector will follow a structure of questions to attempt to identify what the antique carriage clock is worth.
- What is the quality of the antique carriage clock
- When does the antique carriage clock date from
- What is the history of the clock
Those are the three most common questions that a collector or antique dealer will attempt to answer before considering purchasing an antique. For more information on how to value an antique, take a look at our helpful antique valuation guide.