Carriage Clocks

A superb Carriage clock with Push repeat facility in white / Rhodium

J.W.Benson  , Rhodium .

A large white / Rhodium - gorge case , Carraige clock in very original condition with an oval bevelled top glass to view the original Bi-metallic , split , jewelled lever escapement . Gong striking on the Hour and once on the half hour . The movement is completely original and has been fully serviced , polished and set up . This Carriage clock was retailed by J.W.Benson of 25 Old Bond Street , London Circa 1895 , and has the Drocourt logo stamped in an oval to the rear plate .J.W.Benson had numerous clocks made for them by Alfred and Pierre Drocourt . This clock also retains the name to the dial which is often worn away . When we purchased this clock we noticed that the white metal had been polished off , and after taking to an expert Gilder we established it was most probably Nickel plated . Nickel and Rhodium have very similar white colour , so it was decided to opt for the Rhodium-a noble metal which has greater value at around $80,000 a kilogram ! and is also one of the most precious metals . It retains the original carry case and looks spectacular . Click to see the close up macro-images

Height 180mm , Depth 80mm , Width 97mm



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