Antique French Clock With Case
This classic sized 8 Day Carriage clock follows the traditional French design, with a slight twist. It’s curved top is engraved, and showing it’s signs of age. It offers an engraving as being a gift, however this simply only adds to the history of the piece.
It’s enamel face is painted with Roman numerals, followed by its internal mechanisms which are seen through the bevelled glass.
It’s vintage carrier is still in sound condition and is largely responsibly for the reason the carriage clock is in such fine condition and quality today.
Measures 14.5cm high by 8cm wide & 6cm deep dial is 5.5cm in diameter
The clock is accompanied with it’s leather casing carrier, this is due to the carriage clock being known for transportation, and whilst it was a gifted piece most traditional carriage clocks came with a carrier or holder of some sorts, however, in today’s day and age, it’s very unlikely that all carriers are still used, as most clock owners will not carry their carriage clock with them, but use them as ornaments at home.
This particular carriage clock is believed to have been created in the early 1900’s, and was shortly after gifted, we can tell this from the engraved roof of the clock.
How To Adjust The Speed Of A Carriage Clock
You should be able to identify the letters ‘S’ and ‘F’ on the back plate of a modern carriage clock or see them on the platform escapement. To make the clock go faster, simply turn the steel lever to ‘F’. However, on some vintage carriage clocks, the letters ‘F’ and ‘S’ will be replaced with ‘A’ and ‘R’ to indicate ‘R’ is slower and ‘A’ is faster.
How To Research Antiques Online
It’s crucial to seek out antiques that are genuine and trustworthy online. When you can see photos of the item and read detailed explanations, you’ll be able to be certain that you’re purchasing the real thing.
What Are Carriage Clocks Made Of?
Carriage clocks have diversified over time from wooden clocks, as a result of the early 18th century’s changes, we now see a variety of different carriage clocks made from different materials. The clock’s material may be brass, sterling silver, oak, mahogany or ormolu.