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Paul Garnier : A Series I Carriage Clock with Chaff-cutter Escapement
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The eight-day duration movement strikes the hours and half hours on a bell and is fitted with a chaff-cutter escapement as patented by Garnier in 1829 for ten years. The backplate is stamped with the wording PG Brevete along with the serial number 1052 and signed Paul Garnier, Hgr du Roi, Paris.

The silvered dial has engine-turned engraved decoration, black Roman numerals, blued steel moon hands and is signed Paul Garnier, Hgr du Roi, Paris.

The gilt-brass one-piece case is typical of Garnier Series 1 as also seen used by others including Henri Jacot, with a lift-up front glass to facilitate the early form of winding through the dial. There is a repeat of the clock serial number, 1052, on the case below the front glass along with the case number 59.

The underside of the base is fitted with a typical Garnier wooden block with green covering, used to stabilise the clock prior to feet being fitted on later models.

The serial number would indicate a date of manufacture of circa 1837/38.

Although the movement shows no indication of the blanc roulant maker, research would indicate it being quite probable that it was made by Jean-Baptiste Holingue of Saint-Nicolas-d’Aliermont. His sons Louis and François Holingue were to make clocks for Garnier following the formation of their partnership in circa 1842.

Height: 14cm handle up: 12cm handle down.

Price: On Application

Ref: GM01

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