Height: 14.000 cm
Britain, Europe and Prehistory
Carriage clock by Nicole Nielsen & Co.
London, England, around AD 1905
A masterpiece of clock making
By the beginning of the twentieth century, the carriage clock already had a long history. In many ways the general quality of this type of clock had deteriorated from the early work of Abraham Louis Breguet in the pioneering years of the first half of the nineteenth century. This masterpiece of clock making, by the renowned firm of Nicole Nielsen, is in stark contrast to the off-the-peg variety commonly available. Adolphe Nicole and Emil Nielsen had the best reputation in the field of high quality clock and watch making. This particular clock is signed 'Nicole Nielsen & Co. 14 Soho Square London no.11558'.
small silver cased eight-day carriage clock is based on the
Breguet's earlier pendule de
voyage. It has the usual dials for hours,
minutes and seconds but also has two 'up-and-down'
dials that show the state of winding. The movement has a
R. Good, Victorian clocks (London, The British Museum Press, 1996)