Carriage Clocks

French gilt-brass singing bird carriage clock

    French gilt-brass singing bird carriage clock


    Brass, papier-mâché, enamel, feathers, glass; gilding, casting, engraving

    Height 22.8 cm

    Maker's mark on the movement: "685"; on the key: "2931"


    The case with out-set foliate cast columns, glazed on all sides, foliate cast base. The feathered singing bird in its own naturalistic setting within a glazed superstructure with rear door, repeat button to the front, white enamel dial with Roman numerals and alarm ring below, the movement with twin going barrels, platform lever escapement, hour and half hour strike on a gong, the bird activated by a lever in the side of the base.