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Item:274059236679A very pretty eight day carriage clock timepiece from around the later Victorian period. Standing at just over 5 1/2 inches to the top of the carry handle it is a nice size and is all original and in great working order. It runs for eight days on its original cylinder platform escapement which has been overhauled and which is now performing well, keeping time within a few minutes over the whole week. It has its possibly original, plated period key which fits nicely at both ends. The dial mask, which is in original condition, was engraved after the mask had been silvered to expose the "gilt" brass beneath. This produces a lovely two tone effect which is very hard to photograph. It looks so much better than one that has been resilvered later losing the 3D effect that this one has. The dial is pristine. The case has been cleaned and re-lacquered to preserve its nice colour. It shouldn't need cleaning for years. Steel parts that were originally blued have been restored that way. All restoration work has been done to the most exacting standards and all by hand in the old fashioned way. It has managed to escape the unwelcome attentions of misguided "restorers" who modernised any number of good clocks back in the 80s with ugly new escapements, ruining them in the process. I only sell clean, original and unspoiled examples and take a pride in providing accurate descriptions and good honest clocks which should appreciate in value over time. Please see my feedback as a seller to see what others have thought of their purchases, though please ignore if you will the one negative, the only one I ever had in many, many years, from the rude individual who didn't like the "stick" on the rather good pendulum they bought. I've priced this little gem to sell, but please don't be afraid to make an offer if you want to. It's here to be sold. Any overseas sale will be through the ebay global shipping option to protect us both. I pack my items very well, using as much recycled material as I can, so that you will get it in the same perfect condition it left me in. Thanks for reading this far, if indeed you still are. If you have any questions then please fire away.Age:Antique, Pre-1900, Type:Mantel/ Carriage Clock, Sub-Type:Carriage Clock, Material:Brass, Style/ Origin/ Theme:Victorian, Clock Type:Mantel/ Carriage Clock, Features:8-Day
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A beautiful masked and engraved dial eight day carriage clock from around 1890