JEWELLERY, DECORATIVE & FINE ARTS AUCTION Tuesday, 14 March 2023 - 10:00 AM start
A rare quality early 19thC James McCabe hour striking carriage clock,
the celebrated London firm of clockmakers. The moulded brass case is of a style typical to this maker and retains its original gilding. There are bevelled glasses to the sides and top and a solid gilt rear door with winding shutter and regulation slide. The silvered brass dial is signed by the maker 'James McCabe, Royal Exchange, London No. 3354, which is repeated on the backplate. The eight-day fusée movement strikes the hours on a gong and retains the original platform lever escapement with gold plain balance wheel. H.190mm to top of handle. With original mahogany travelling box with rounded brass edging and original numbered 3354 winding key. Literature Described and illustrated in Charles Allix, Carriage Clocks: The History and Development (1981), p. 280.