8-Day Swiss Carriage Clock
8-Day Swiss Carriage Clock 8-Day Swiss Carriage Clock 8-Day Swiss Carriage Clock 8-Day Swiss Carriage Clock
8-Day Swiss Carriage Clock

8-Day Swiss Carriage Clock

  • Crafted in the Neoclassical style, this carriage clock was designed for travel
  • The miniature piece contains a highly complex 8-day mechanism
  • Its complicated movement allows it to be free moving and still keep accurate time
  • Such clocks were popular among French and English gentry during the 19th century
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Item No. 30-7359
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This charming 8-day Swiss carriage clock is crafted of gilt bronze in an elegant Neoclassical style. These incredibly complex clock mechanisms were well suited for travel, for they operate without a pendulum. During the second half of the 19th century, carriage clocks such as this were considered scientific marvels in addition to being admired for their beauty and design. Royal and wealthy patrons throughout Europe and America carried these clocks, which were made from only the finest materials. This horological objet d'art is one of the most desirable types on the market, especially for lovers of high-quality carriage clocks.

Face marked "8 Days / Swiss Made / Hebdomas"
French, circa 1890

4 1/8" high x 2 1/4" wide x 1 5/8" deep
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Period: 19th Century
Origin:Switzerland
Type:Carriage Clocks
Width:2 1/4 Inches
Height:4 1/8 Inches
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