Most antique carriage clocks measure around 13 to 15cm tall, but here is a fabulous antique miniature carriage clock that stands a mere 8.3cm tall and comes with its original box.
Made by the French company Couaillet in the early 1900's, this is one of the most charming antique carriage clocks that has the additional unique feature by being engraved on the front with a kangaroo sitting atop a boomerang, W and A on either end of the boomerang and "1931" underneath. This gives this clock such a wonderful unique feature and makes it so exciting to admire.
With a spotless white enamel dial with numbers, the glass side and back panels allow you to see the wonderful movement that has been completely serviced and overhauled and comes with our twelve month warranty.
As mentioned the clock measures 8.3cm tall and it also measures 5.5cm wide by 6cm deep and comes with its original case that measures 10.5cm tall.
On any shelf or desk, this charming little carriage clock will always be admired and appreciated for its elegance and beauty.
Antique miniature carriage clock made by Couaillet
This antique carriage clock was made by the French company Couaillet.
A brief history on carriage clocks:
Carriage clocks are also known as "Officer's clocks" and was developed in France in the early 19th century by the famous and arguably the most important and influential clock maker, Abraham-Louis Breguet. Story has it that they were originally designed for the Emperor Napoleon in 1812, and what makes carriage clocks different to other clocks especially at that time, is that they held a spring driven movement within its casing allowing them to be easily transported. The robust nature of the design gave carriage clocks a new level of practicality, as they were portable all the while keeping their accuracy.
Carriage clocks often have decorative handles and either porcelain, enamel or glass panels, and when glass allows viewing of the movements within.
The handles were not just there for aesthetics, as they were an important feature of the clock, making them suitable for transporting around outside the house.
Often fitted in brass cases which once restored brings them back to their former glory, the glass often had beveled edges giving it a further attractive look and style to it.
The carriage clock was designed specifically to meet the need for a more portable and durable clock, which wouldn't be damaged while being moved and taken quite literally in carriages that were rolling over cobblestone roads. These clock were built to last and have stood the test of time, with many examples still remaining in wonderful condition today.
Just as popular today as when they were made, carriage clocks have that unique ability over other antique clocks of being able to fit into any room thanks to a style and design that doesn't give it a dated look or feel to it.
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