Height

7.5 inches with the handle, or 6 inches without.

Case

The case is decorated similar to the anglaise riche style with a tiered base. Both the porcelain side panels are signed by Le Roy and are decorated with an ethereal background which depict two young ladies decorated with enamel and accentuated by luminous highlights.

Dial

The dial depicts a castle scene in the foreground of moonlight onto which is laid a narrow gilded ring for the minutes and silvered plaques for the hours, stylised with Roman numerals. Below this is an alarm ring which features Arabic numerals.

Movement

The movement strikes and repeats the hours on a gong and is provided with an alarm.

Duration

8 day.

Provenance

Derek Roberts fine antique clocks and barometers, 1997.

Private English collector.

Comparative Literature

Carriage clocks: their history and development by Allix and Bonnert.

Carriage and other travelling clocks by Derek Roberts.

Condition

Very good condition, travelling box rubbed in places.