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Retailer: Tiffany & Company (active New York, New York, 1837-present)

Maker: Maker unknown (Europe)

Date: c. 1890
Medium: Gilt metal
Overall: 6 1/2in. (16.5cm)
Markings: on dial, "Tiffany & Co./ New York"
Credit Line: Proctor Collection, Frederick T. Proctor Watch Collection
Object number: PC. 1023.43
Label Text
Developed in France in the early nineteenth century, perhaps by the renowned watchmaker Abraham-Louis Breguet, carriage clocks were portable timepieces with spring-driven mechanisms. Typically, the case consisted of a brass or gilt-brass frame enclosing glass-paneled sides and with a handle on the top. By mid century, carriage clocks were in large-scale production in France and other parts of Europe. Typically, the makers did not sign the works or the cases. Many examples exhibit the mark of the retailer.