This clock is in excellent condition. No chips or cracks to the enamelled face or glass.
No damage to the brass case. Please see images as these form an important part of the description. A quality French corniche cased brass carriage clock by Richard & Co c1875 with travel case.Elegantly proportioned brass case with cast shaped handle. Bevelled panels and rectangular top window displaying its original platform escapement. Black roman numerals on a white enamelled face with blued steel hands. An 8-day timepiece only movement. Backplate stamped with R&Co Made in Paris within an oval. Strikes the hours and half hours on a coiled gong.
Supplied with double-ended brass key. Height is 12 cm excluding handle (16 cm with handle), width is 9 cm and depth 8 cm.The parent firm, Richard et Cie was founded in Paris in 1848 (as Lemaitre & Bergnann), adding a London branch in 1857. In 1867 the branch became Richard & Co. Of 24 Cannon Street, London. They advertised as offering "French clocks and carriage clocks (own make)" - going out of their way to stress "All Own Made Goods are of Guaranteed Quality and bear our Trade Mark". Items bearing the mark R&Co are thought to denote a clock retailed by the company but not necessarily made by them. The London business lasted until 1881.
This clock probably dates from the end of their activities in London. This item is in the category "Collectables\Decorative Collectables\Clocks\Desk, Mantel & Shelf Clocks".The seller is "kupie-uk2015" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, Korea, South, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei Darussalam, Cayman Islands, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Macau, Monaco, Maldives, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay.