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French Carriage Clock Timepiece


£2,000 | $2,787 USD | €2,331 EUR
Item Number: SA787111
Date of manufacture: 19th Century
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Time in Hand (Shipston) Ltd
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This exquisite French carriage clock timepiece features an 8 day movement, striking on the hour and half hour on a gong. Undoubtedly the most wonderful aspect of this clock is its case - a gilded bronze engraved masterpiece. The enamelled dial is beautifully decorated with Roman numerals on a grey background and features 'McFerran, Manchester.' William McFerran was a notable watchmaker, clockmaker and jeweller whose shop was located at 7-10 Victoria Street, near to medieval Manchester Cathedral.
McFerran provided a lot of time pieces for companies linked to the railways, such as London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS). As well as wall clocks, he provided time pieces for railways guards, porters and train drivers as well as exporting to countries like USA and Australia. William McFerran was born in Prestwich in 1804, during a very dark period of English history; when the country was under imminent threat of invasion by Napoleon‘s French forces during the Napoleonic Wars (1803-1815) which would consume the nation for over a decade until Duke of Wellington‘s (leading Anglo-Dutch forces) decisive victory over Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo on 18th June 1850. McFerran lived a few miles away from the city centre of Manchester on Cavendish Road in Prestwich, just off Bury New Road, which he would have used to directly to get to his shop, most likely by horse and carriage. As well as being a clock/time piece maker he was a goldsmith and silversmith too.
With a fully engraved case being very rare for carriage clocks, this truly is a timepiece to be treasured. Measures 18.5cm(h) handle raised x 10cm(w) x 7.5cm(d)
- We are Time in Hand (Shipston) Ltd, established antique clock shop and restoration service for over 40 years based in the Cotswolds, England UK.
All clocks are fully restored prior to delivery or collection. All clocks come with a 1 year guarantee.
Internal Ref: 3548


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 19th Century.


Height = 18.5 cm (7.3")
Width = 10 cm (3.9")
Depth = 7.5 cm (3.0")

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Time in Hand (Shipston) Ltd
Shipston On Stour
United Kingdom

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