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Carriage clock
    • Setting:
      Room XVIII
    • Maker:
      Charles Cabrier II
    • Place:
    • Date:
      ca. 1730
    • Materials:
      silver, brass, leather
    • Dimensions:
      clock diameter 104 mm; thickness (with glass) c. 63 mm; outer-case diameter 118 mm
    • Inventory:
    • Carriage clock (Inv. 3867)

Carriage clock signed by Charles Cabrier. The silver inner case is richly fretworked. The brass outer case is covered with brown leather. The silver dial displays Roman hour numerals and Arabic five-minute numerals; at the center are two cartouches for the signature and locality. The two burnished steel hands are of the "lily and spear" design. The brass movement has a fusee and a verge escapement. The hours and quarter-hours chime also has a "dumb" (silent) setting. Strokes are repeated by pulling the cord. The movement carries the signature of Isaac Angol of Zamosc, perhaps the Polish reseller or Cabrier's Polish agent.