Automaton Petite Sonnierre Repeating Carriage Clock Ultra rare item in excellent condition

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Seller: clockbroker (126) 100%, Location: Mansfield, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 123342383222 AUTOMATON PETITE SONNIERRE REPEATING CARRIAGE CLOCK Click images to enlarge Description . This is probably one of the most rare carriage clocks to appear on the market for a number of years in that it has two small automation Jacks on the dial that appear to strike a bell with moving arms to correspond with the actual quarter striking on the clocks mechanism. I do not recall ever seeing such a clock for sale. It is of French manufacture dating from the last quarter of the 19 Century and is unsigned although the movement is of the finest quality and numbered. The clock has a running duration of 8 days and retains its original platform escapement which is running perfectly. It has Petite Sonnierre striking on two coiled gongs with a strike silent lever under the base . This type of striking is also referred to as Ting Tang in that at quarter past the hours one strike on each of the two hammers are struck. At half past there are two strikes , at quarter to three strikes and the hours are struck on a single gong . All these strike are replicated by the Jacks either side of the alarm dial. The effect is very interesting to watch and can be operated at any time by pressing the repeat button on top of the case.. The images should show prospective buyers all they need to see but a personal inspection is very welcome. I also have a short video clip The Anglaise Riche case has full reeded Corinthian capped pillars to all corners and the vast majority of the original gilding is intact and in superb order save a little rubbing on the top of the case This is is 7 1/4 inches high with the handle raised. It is 3 3/4 wide. The depth is 3 1/4 inches. The overall condition is excellent with the movement professionally serviced .It will delight the most discerning client. It has obviously been well cared for and cherished all its life. If a prospective purchaser wishes to contact me directly my contact details are at the bottom of the listing. UK buyers are asked to use alternative means of payment to Pay Pal if at all possible. If the asking price is paid in full I will have the movement serviced,provide a 12 months guarantee and ship the clock for free worldwide. If a lesser offer is accepted it will be considered a trade sale with the clock sold as described I will ship this clock worldwide and we are experienced in this process Guesstimate shipping rates are as follows; Europe £50 USA £75 Asia and Australia £ 120 Payment Alternative means of payment to Pay Pal are prefered if at all possible.Goods will not be shipped unles paid for in full Shipping Ebay and Pay pal cxharges are incurred on shipping and these with be added to the total shipping costs.Most items will be shipped worlwide and generally by UPS or similar service which is tracked and signed for.I will not sent items which are not tracked and signed for.Collection is available.Delivery is possible depending on your location for reasonable expences.Goods will be packed as well as possible which will increase charges slightly due to larger box sizes but no-one wants the item damaged.NO COURIER WILL INSURE ANTIQUES SO PLEASE THAT IN MIND.PLEASE TAKE OUT YOUR OWN SEPERATE INSURANCE IF YOU REQUIRE IT. Terms of Sale Please ask all questions before bidding.Items can be viewed prior to sale.Please do not on items if you do not intention of completing the transaction.Contact me if you have any problems as I want you to buy again.If you see an item and require a little time to pay please get in touch and terms may be arranged to our mutual satisfaction About Us I have been involved in antique clocks and barometers for nearly 30 years with customers worldwide although I am new to Ebay.I firmly believe that business should be done with integrity and honesty.I prefer genuine and untouched items and will sell them as such to keep costs down.We have no intention of misleading our customers in any way and will provide the best service possible.If you encounter any problems then please get in touch. Contact Us We can be contacted at where the necessary details can be found Pictures sell! Auctiva offers Free Image Hosting and Editing.250+ Listing Templates! Auctiva gets you noticed! The complete eBay Selling Solution. Track Page Views WithAuctiva's FREE Counter Condition: Excellent condition in perfect working order

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