A VERY RARE GIANT GRANDE-SONNERIE IN AN ENAMELLED GORGE CASE MADE FOR TIFFANY READ & Cie PARIS.
The gilded giant gorge case beautifully decorated with a cream enamel ground having a leaf and floral decoration, with three position strike selector in the base. The dial mask en suite with a white enamel dial, Roman numerals with outside Arabic minutes at five minute intervals, seconds chapter at X11 o’clock, gilt hands and signed for TIFFANY READ & Cie PARIS; below a rectangular aperture for three subsidiary dials showing day of the week, date of the month and centred by an alarm set dial. The substantial two train spring barrel grande-sonnerie movement with repeat button bearing the mark of DROCOURT and numbered 11261, with a large silvered platform lever escapement and compensated balance. Together with a ‘giant’ numbered winding key.
This type of case decoration, very much in the style of TIFFANY, has not as yet been seen on a giant French carriage clock.
Case height: 8 inches (19.6cms).
With handle up: 9 ½ inches (24.2cms).