Gold Carriage Clock
French 8-Day Carriage Clock With Masked Enamel Dial

French 8-Day Carriage Clock With Masked Enamel Dial


This exquisite Antique French 8-Day Carriage Clock has a superb traditional and exclusive design. Made in the early 1900’s from the Ormolu material, this would make a fine addition as a collectable. It is rich in the colour gold and has delicate features that make this a simplistic, yet unique design.

  • Bevelled And Shaped Case
  • Good Size
  • Circa 1900
  • French Make
  • Original Finish
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The Design

Wonderful French 8-Day Carriage Clock. This has an authentic feel to it that not many clocks could match. With the combination of the turned bun feet and shaped corner finials, ornate carry handles and good oval glass inspection panel, this is the perfect addition to anyone’s collection and would look stunning on the side of a mantlepiece. This clock also contains an enamel & brass dial with Arabic numerals.

This is in very good condition for its age, however, it is slightly showing signs of age. Despite this, it does not take away from the original appearance whatsoever. When turned to face the side, you will notice the fascinating inner clockwork. Sizing on this clock is not an issue, it is not too small or too big. The material this is made from (Ormolu) is created during a process of mercury gliding, containing a mixture of mercuric nitrate, copper, brass/bronze, followed by the application of an anglum of gold/ mercury.

Measures 15cm high with handle up by 7.5cm wide & 6cm deep dial is 5.5cm in diameter

The History

This Antique French 8- Day Carriage Clock was made by the French in the early 1900s, forgetting the fact this was crafted a long time ago, this has no effect on the beautiful structure and authentic design of the clock. This is still a star seller and an incredibly rare find for those interested in collectables.


How To Fix An Overwound Clock

Firstly, cleaning the clock can sometimes be the simple yet effective answer. Remove the clock movement from the clock case, without getting the springs wet and remove the plates to avoid rust. If you don’t want to remove the plates then you can always try gently placing the top part of the movement into soapy water.

Next, lubricate the inner mechanism by adding a small drop of clock oil to each of the oiling sinks, with the use of a clock oil pen if you have one. If not, you can use a small paintbrush to dab the oil into the sides.

If both cleaning and oiling doesn’t seem to have any affect, then this could be a sign that the springs may need replacing. You may risk breaking the clock if you try to do this yourself, so it might be worth looking for a professional who can do this for you. You can take your clock to a local antiques shop or local antique repair company who will do this for you.

When Was The First Timepiece Invented?

The very first timepiece was created in 1504 by a clockmaker named Peter Henlien in Nuremburg, Germany. It was a famous because it was the first ever portable timepiece that you could wear on your wrist.

What Does Timepiece Mean?

A timepiece is defined as something that measures the progress of time, such as; a clock or watch. Mainly one that does not chime.