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Laidrich & Vrard - An Engraved Carriage Clock for the Chinese Market

An unusual French Carriage Clock made for the Chinese market by Charles Joseph of Paris for the Swiss watchmakers L. Vrard & Co. who exported many clocks to Shanghai. The gilded cannelée style case is fully engraved with the white enamel dial having Chinese lettering inscribed on it which translate to 'Shanghai, Heng De Lee', Heng De Lee being the Chinese name for Vrard, along with the Anglicised signature 'L. Vrard & Co, Shang-Hai', and with black Roman numerals and a sweep seconds hand. The eight-day duration movement has a platform lever escapement and strikes the hours and half hours on a gong with unusually all the strikework set on the backplate as opposed to under the dial as normal. The backplate is engraved with a repeat of the Chinese name, whilst the inside of the movement is stamped with the trademark of the roulant blanc maker ‘Ch. Joseph’. The base of the case houses the alarm bell as well as having an embossed wax seal. Complete with the original travelling box. Height: 6 inches (15.25 cms) Please click on images to enlarge: Any additional images are shown below

L. Vrard & Co

L. Vrard & Co. were amongst the most eminent Swiss watchmakers and specialized in watches for the Chinese Market. They were founded in 1860 under the name Laidrich & Vrard and as of 1862 the firm started its operations in Tientsin, followed by a branch in Shanghai which also represented Swiss watch manufacturer Bovet-Fleurier. Charles Joseph Charles Joseph had workshops in Rue du Cimetière, Saint Nicolas d’Aliermont with an address in Rue de Montmorency, Paris, the same road in which Jacot was recorded.

Price: £3,200.00

Ref: 1014

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Laidrich & Vrard - An Engraved Carriage Clock for the Chinese Market

An   unusual   French   Carriage   Clock   made   for   the   Chinese   market   by   Charles   Joseph   of   Paris for   the   Swiss   watchmakers   L.   Vrard   &   Co.   who   exported   many   clocks   to   Shanghai.   The   gilded Canallee   style   case   is   fully   engraved   with   the   white   enamel   dial   having   Chinese   lettering inscribed   on   it   which   translate   to   'Shanghai,   Heng   De   Lee',   Heng   De   Lee   being   the   Chinese name   for   Vrard,   along   with   the   Anglicised   signature   'L.   Vrard   &   Co,   Shang-Hai',   and   with black Roman numerals and a sweep seconds hand. The   eight-day   duration   movement   has   a   platform   lever   escapement   and   strikes   the   hours and   half   hours   on   a   gong   with   unusually   all   the   strikework   set   on   the   backplate   as   opposed to   under   the   dial   as   normal.   The   backplate   is   engraved   with   a   repeat   of   the   Chinese   name, whilst   the   inside   of   the   movement   is   stamped   with   the   trademark   of   the   roulant   blanc maker    ‘Ch.    Joseph’.    The    base    of    the    case    houses    the    alarm    bell    as    well    as    having    an embossed wax seal. Complete with the original travelling box Height: 6 inches (15.25 cms) Please click on images to enlarge: Any additional images are shown below

L. Vrard & Co

L.   Vrard   &   Co.   were   amongst   the   most   eminent   Swiss   watchmakers   specialized   in   watches for   the   Chinese   Market,   founded   in   1860   under   the   name   Laidrich   &   Vrard.   As   of   1862,   the firm    started    its    operations    in    Tientsin,    followed    by    a    branch    in    Shanghai    which    also represented Swiss watch manufacturer Bovet-Fleurier.

Charles Joseph

Charles    Joseph    had    workshops    in    Rue    du    Cimetière,    Saint    Nicolas    d’Aliermont    with    an address in Rue de Montmorency, Paris, the same road in which Jacot was recorded.

Price: £3,200.00

Ref: 1014

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