A fine French Carriage Clock retailed by Starr of New YorkPrice: £1150
Stock No. 5076/k
A particularly fine quality late 19th century French Carriage Clock, retailed by Theodore B. Starr of New York.* The heavy case is substantial, with Corinthian columns to the four corners and matching handle, whilst the bevelled glass panels are a good deal thicker than normal. The eight-day movement is also of very fine quality, striking hours and half-hours on a gong, and repeating the hours at will via the upper button. It retains its original lever platform escapement and is in perfect working order. The superb masked dial is most unusual, with raised Roman numerals and en grisaille decoration to the background. This is signed by the retailers, Starr. 7.5ins high, handle up.
* Theodore B. Starr was a company of silversmiths founded in New York in 1862. In 1864 he was joined by Herman Marcus and the firm became known as Starr & Marcus. In 1877 Marcus left to join Tiffany and Starr bought the company back. From then on it was known as Theodore B. Starr. This clock which would have been retailed through his prestigious store, can be firmly dated between 1877-1900
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