No. 184. An imposing giant carriage clock, G. Sandoz, Westminster/grande and petite sonnerie on 4 gongs, alarm, circa 1870.
A fine and imposing French giant carriage clock by the renowned maker clockmaker Gustave Sandoz, Paris 1836 - 1891. On the backside of the dial signed with initials A B, stands for Achille Brocot.
The gilded case with four nicely shaped Corinthian columns and carrying handle. The dial with roman numerals and signature Gustave Sandoz, Palais Royal, 10 Rue Royale, Paris. The subsidiary dial for the alarm has Arabic numerals. Eight day movement of the finest quality, alarm and very nice Westminster striking mechanism on four gongs, grande and petite sonnerie or silent. Signature on one of the platines. Visible platform escapement with platform-glass engraved decorations, ornamental shapes and crown. Movement and case in a perfect condition. The clockmaker Gustave Sandoz is born in Paris 1836, was apprentice of Perusset, started his own workshop in the Rue de la Monnaie and moved in 1865 to the prestigious Palais Royal 147-148. Has obtains several awards for his work as clockmaker. Died 1891.
HxWxD 22x13,5x12,5 cm.
Price on request.
Literature. ‘CARRIAGE CLOCKS, Their history and development’, Charles Allix and Peter Bonnert, page 450.
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