HOWELL JAMES REGENT ST LONDON CARRIAGE CLOCK by FRANCOIS-ARSENE MARGAINE c.1890
Description of the item
A large French carriage clock by the fine Victorian jewellers 'HOWELL JAMES & Co. - to the Queen, Regent St London' the corniche case with bevel edge glass oval top window, and a clear enamel dial with black Roman numerals, outer minute chapter ring and blued steel moon style hands. The 8 day movement by eminent French horologist 'FRANCOIS-ARSENE MARGAINE' having its original lever platform escapement with split bi-metallic temperature compensated balance wheel and blued steel hairspring. This clock has the serial number 4480 and of course is supplied complete with key. (France, c. 1890)
Information about maker
Francois Margaine was a very fine maker of carriage clocks from his address in Rue Beranger 22 Paris. His trademark "A" "M" with a clock in the form of a beehive between the "A" and the "M". Pitcher & Co. imported imported Margaine clocks up to the start of the First World War.
Japy's workbook for January 1907 - 'Mouvements blancs' et 'Finissages voyages' - shows Margaine as their main customer for that period.
The clock is in good condition and fully working. All glasses in good condition. The mechanism has been cleaned and serviced. Supplied with double ended winder.
Dimensions:- 17.5cms tall handle up, 9.5cms wide, 8cms deep
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