A Mid 19th Century Carriage Clock by Cyprien Paquet

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A fine mid 19th century carriage alarm clock, in a gilt brass Gorge case richly engraved with scrolling leaves, with a swing handle over an oval bevelled glass plate over the English lever escapement, and with a 2” white enamel dial with Roman numerals in black with an outer minute track, Breguet hands and with a subsidiary alarm dial below set within a richly decorated gilt metal mask, with an eight day two train movement striking the hours and half hours on a bell and with the alarm setting function as well as a repeating function, the backplate marked lower left Pq for Cyprien Paquet, French circa 1860. Supplied with a key.

Condition: Excellent, the clock is in really good condition with no losses whatsoever to the gilding, the dials are both in perfect condition and the movement has been fully serviced and overhauled. Both the repeating and alarm functions work properly, and the bell has a lively clear sound. The case has a wonderful rich colour and patina.

Cyprien Paquet was born in 1817 in St Nicolas d’Aliermont (Seine-Inférieure, now Seine-Maritime), the son of clockmaker Michel Cyprien Paquet. He died there in 1878. The town of St Nicolas d’Aliermont has been connected to carriage clock making since the 19th century, and was home to well known makers such as Paul Dehame, Louis Baveux, Henri Jacot and Alfred Drocourt.

Height = 15 cm (6”)
Width = 9.5 cm (3.75”)
Depth = 8 cm (3.25”)