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Large Fine Repeat Strike Carriage Clock
REF: LCC102 / LA354215
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This is an impressive and rare example of a large repeater carriage clock striking on a gong, serial number 2994, within a pillared stepped case, circa 1875, made by Dumas of France and stamped 675 to the baseplate. This excellent example has an unmarked enamel dial with five minute outer markers and original hands. The overhauled movement is of eight day duration mechanism striking the 1/2 hours and hours on a gong with the original lever escapement. The last photo shows the size of this lovely clock compared to a standard carriage clock. The height dimension below is with the handle up and the last photo is of this impressive piece nest to a standard carriage clock of the period.. Dumas was an exceptional maker not only of movements but the cases and gong blocks too. The base of the case bears a trademark A D within a diamond, the trademark of clockmaker A. Dumas who worked at 44, Rue Bonaparte in Paris, and probably Saint-Nicolas d’Aliermont. He is known for making carriage clocks with porcelain panels. The Revue Chronométrique, June 1880 p.89, Vol. XI says that Dumas specialises in mignonettes which he makes very well. [see Carriage Clocks, Their History and Development, by Charles Allix and Peter Bonnert] All my clocks come with my two year guarantee as standard.
Clockwise has clarified that the Large Fine Repeat Strike Carriage Clock (LA354215) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1875
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This Large Fine Repeat Strike Carriage Clock is located in Gloucester, United Kingdom