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Desk timepiece with carriage clock type movement, made for export by E.G.L.Paris

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Seller: graemechorley (448) 99%, Location: Chorley, Ships to: GB & many other countries, Item: 252659808653 Desk timepiece with carriage clock type movement, made for export by E.G.L. , Paris, France, circa 1900-1910.DescriptionCase: 32cm diameter round desk timepiece with metal stand. The dial with a gilt wooden bezel and the back of the case appearing to be cherrywood and having a winding key with sliding wooden panel to reveal the movement. Dial: Enameled ceramic dial with Arabic hour chapter in cartouche form with floral half hour markers and closed minute ring to the outside. The dial center is painted with a provincial scene of mothers sending off their children to school with the country landscape and the thatched roof home in the background. The metal hands are in the French, 'Simple Roman' form. Movement: Square brass, key wound, time only movement, likely of eight day duration with a platform escapement in the style of the then current carriage clocks. E.G.L. is seen within an oval. this mark has been noted on carriage clocks that are primarily sold at retail stores in England. The mark has not been identified as yet but is assumed to be French because some examples are associated with the marking, 'Paris'. Key winding is from the rear of the case. Condition: The balance wheel spring appears to be inoperative. There is a large scratch in the bezel gilding. Clock is not functional. Overall is in fair condition.DateC. 1900-1910. Diameter 32cmIt is preferred cash on collection but we will post with the purchaser accepting full responsibility with a signed for service. Age: Antique, Post-1900, Type: Mantel/ Carriage Clock, Sub-Type: Mantel Clock, Style/ Origin/ Theme: French, Material: Wood with Ceramic painted face

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