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BPL-0408
$11,500
Ornate Gilt & Silvered Rococo Carriage Clock
with Blue Lapis Lazuli Panels
by Lucien, Paris, c.1880

Ornate Gilt & Silvered Rococco Carriage Clock with Blue Lapis Panels by Lucien, Paris, c.1880 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ornate Gilt & Silvered Rococco Carriage Clock with Blue Lapis Panels by Lucien, Paris, c.1880 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ornate Gilt & Silvered Rococco Carriage Clock with Blue Lapis Panels by Lucien, Paris, c.1880 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

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We are delighted to present for your consideration a masterwork of the clockmaking craft in the Rococo Period, certainly the finest carriage clock we have ever offered on our site. Our extensive research shows that this clock case style was a favorite of several French clockmaking firms including Lucien and Drocourt. The examples we found had primarily porcelain panels and a single color case, though we did find one other with a bi-color silvered and gilt bronze case like the one offered here.

The four following photos are for reference purposes only:

Physical:. This fine and rare rococo gilt bronze & silvered carriage clock is c.1880, France. It measures 9.5"h x 5.5"w x 5"d. The highly unusual gilt and silvered case is deeply cast and chased with scrolls and flowers and a putto on each corner, the crest with two putti at front and rear centering a raised-relief silvered plaque decorated with two putti, all beneath a fixed cast carrying handle supported by intertwined cornucopia.

(Lapis Lazuli – sample)

The clock sides and top each feature blue lapis lazuli panels that remind the Clock Guy of a week he spent in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) in 1968 visiting the Hermitage and St. Isaac's Cathedral. The case is fitted with front and rear glass panels surmounted by a cast bronze grip with which to remove the rear panel to gain access to the movement. The case terminates in scrolled feet centering a small oval raised relief silvered plaque decorated with two putti on each side. The ornately engraved silvered dial with Roman numeral 2.5” chapter ring is signed “Lucien Paris” below.

Ornate Gilt & Silvered Rococco Carriage Clock with Blue Lapis Panels by Lucien, Paris, c.1880 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Mechanical: The brass movement is marked the number "359". The eight-day time-and-bell-strike movement with original 11 jewel lever platform has recently been professionally overhauled and is in excellence mechanical condition. It strikes on a bell with two hammers.

Comments: We believe this case configuration stands out above all the others of this specific style that we have found and are sure you will feel the same. Please give us a call to start the acquisition process.

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Dial


Reference
Terwiliger, C., A Century of Fine Carriage Clocks, 1987

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TPH-1226
$1,725
J.J. Elliott English Double Chain Fusée
Retailed by Theodore B. Starr

 J.J. Elliott English Double Chain Fusee ~ Antique Clocks Guy

 J.J. Elliott English Double Chain Fusee ~ Antique Clocks Guy

 J.J. Elliott English Double Chain Fusee ~ Antique Clocks Guy

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Here's a beautiful little bracket clock by the highly revered English clockmaking firm of J.J.Elliott (London) that was retailed by the famed Philadelphia jeweler Theodore B. Starr. The two firms paired frequently. Here is a dial signature example from a large tubular-bell clock built by Elliott and marketed by the Starr firm:

Dial signature from an Elliott/Starr 9 tubular bell tallcase clock c. 1910 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Physical: The mahogany case, which measures 10"w x 15"h x 7" d is in excellent physical condition and features inlaid brass in the flanking columns as well as an inlaid shell pattern (typical of the era) in the front base area of the case. The 5.75" diameter silvered dial is original to the clock, in very good condition and features the original moon-style hands. There is a handle on top of the clock that was typical of the bracket clocks of a much earlier era.

Mechanical: The eight-day time-and-strike double chain fus
ée movement was overhauled in 2017 and is in excellent mechanical condition. It has the original pendulum lockdown knurled knob that is often missing and which has a bracket for storage on the right-hand side of the clock for when the clock is running. It strikes the half and hour on a heavy-duty coiled gong with a deep, resonant tone.

Comments: This is an exquisite small clock that will fit well in almost any location you choose, from bedside table to a credenza in the den or dining room – your choice! Please drop us a note or give us a call to start the process.

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Front View
Front Left
Front Right
Left Detail
Right Detail
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ft Side
Right Side

Inlay Detail
Back Side
Fusee Movement -1
Fusee Mov
ement - 2
Fusee Movement Lockdown
Fusee Movement Signature




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