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John Barwise (1795-1869) Highly Engraved Small Striking Carriage Clock C1850

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Sold by: Overton Clocks of Chesterfield ltd

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An Early numbered Fully engraved carriage clock with strike/repeat function, early bottom entry Gorge case and compensated balance platform number 4597 and H.L stamp manufactured by Hollingue Freres for John Barwise Jnr c1850
H.L. are the initials of the Saint-Nicolas-d’Aliermont makers Holingue frères who were suppliers of both movements and clocks to many fine horologists including Drocourt, Paul Garnier, Moise Bollviller and Athanase Bourdin. Holingue workshops were purchased by Drocourt in 1875 with the movements prior to this date marked H.L. One of the earliest recorded carriage clocks made for Drocourt with an H.L. stamp; with no Drocourt trademark on the backplate but the oval mark between the plates is number 6115.
The perfect porcelain dial marked Barwise, 69 Piccadilly has the mark "V" painted on the reverse as well as the serial number 4597. The "V" for the eminent dial maker Etienne-Jean Valat, a known émailleur who was born in 1798 and at one time in 1837, was working a few doors down the road from Henri & Julien Jacot at number 7, rue Montmorency. He died in 1874.
The striking and repeating movement has been fully overhauled by me personally and has been polished using an age old technique using chalk, this gives a finish that is as close to its original as possible and produces a polish that cannot be replicated with modern cutting compounds. The clock comes with a full three year guarantee for your peace of mind in your investment.
the early fully engraved gorge case with matching number 4597 measures 11cm high ( 14cm with handle up), 7cm wide and 6cm deep.
John Barwise Jnr. was also an inaugural director of the British Watch and Clockmakers Company in c.1842.
This is a rare opportunity to acquire a rare early carriage clock made by one of the finest carriage clockmakers and associated to the famous Barwise family of eminent English makers.
With over twenty five years experience in restoring and conserving clocks and working on some of the finest and complicated clocks for a select group of the best antique clock dealers in the country.
As well as this, Overton Clocks has now decided to offer our customers the opportunity to purchase fine antique clocks that have been personally selected for their unique or special features. Each clock has been expertly restored to the highest of standards by myself. Overton clocks ensures peace of mind in your investment, by personally offering three years warranty on all of our timepieces.
I am a master clockmaker, a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers and a member of the British watch and clockmakers guild. Overton Clocks is a traditional clock shop based in the heart of Chesterfield on two floors hosting a showroom and in-house fully equipped workshop.
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 19th Century.


Height = 11 cm (4.3")
Width = 7 cm (2.8")
Depth = 6 cm (2.4")

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Overton Clocks of Chesterfield ltd
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