Charming silver carriage clock made in 1902 by William Comyns with handmade hammered case and traditional 8-day French movement. the clock sits on four silver bun supports and the hinged handle is elegantly curled.
The first carriage clock was invented by Abraham-Louis Breguet for the Emperor Napoleon in the early 19th century. A carriage clock is a small, spring-driven clock, designed for travelling, developed in the early 19th century in France, where they were also known as "officers' clocks", travelling with the officers on campaigns. Eight days refers to the clock only needing to be wound once a week.
The popularity of silver silver carriage clocks has revived in recent years because they are considered a charming combination of art and engineering.