This carriage clock was made by the Couaillet family
from the French region of St-Nicolas-d'Aliermont. This area of France
is renowned for both large and small firms of clock makers. The
Couaillet family produced clocks mainly for export to the United
Kingdom using Pitcher as main retailer and supplied blancs to other
clock manufactures. The main factory was set up in the late 1800's,
destroyed by fire and rebuilt. The main building was once again
destroyed by fire and rebuilt yet again in 1913. They continued
to supply clocks to the retail trade up until the middle of the
The clock is circa 1900. It has a cream white dial
with Arabic numerals. There is a floral design around the gilded
mask. The corners of the clock have turned and reeded pillars.
The original lever escapement can be viewed through the deep cut
glass viewer to the top.
Height :7" with the handle up
Height : 6" With the handle down
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