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Early French Ship Clock, Petite Sonnerie By Paul Garnier

Early French Ship Clock, Petite Sonnerie By Paul Garnier

SKU: 3654

This is an early example of a ship clock, made in the late 1800s, manufactured by the well-known French horologist, "Jean-Paul Garnier" who was born in a low-income family of musicians on 16th of November 1801 in Epinal Dans Les Vosges. Garnier was forced to begin his professional career when he was only 10, as an apprentice in a printing shop. He completed a locksmith apprenticeship in Epinal and became a watchmaker apprentice in Luxeuil Les Bains.
This clock was a late example of his craftsmanship when he achieved high-quality timepieces. By the time this clock was manufactured, the "Paul Garnier" factory had received the best feedback from the French authorities, becoming the exclusive supplier of the French marine fleet.
The movement of this clock is an 8-day with a pull repeat system, petite sonnerie, striking on two bells.
The dial is made out of enamel, signed by Paul Garnier, with beautiful moon-shaped hands.
The solid brass case has a cast bronze door with thick crystal glass.


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