The case consists of six blond tortoise shell panels, with the front panel featuring decorated silver floral corner mounts. Small versions of such mounts are found on the rear of the case. The repeat button, situated at the top of the case, is matched by the four milled bun feet on which the case rests.
The gilt and silvered dial is signed “George Edwards & Sons, Buchanan St. Glasgow” and surrounded by a rococco style silver bezel.
French 8 day movement gong striking the hours and the half hours and repeating at will.
Gavin Douglas fine antiques LTD, 2003.
Private English collector.
Carriage clocks: their history and development by Allix and Bonnert.
Carriage and other travelling clocks by Derek Roberts.
Good condition, slightly rubbed.
Tortoise shell and silver timepiece by George Edwards & Sons Circa 1869
A superb English blond tortoise shell and silver carriage clock in its original leather case, signed by George Edwards & Sons, 1896.