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445444 Hunt & Roskell, London, Case No. 1218, Height 160 mm, circa 1860  A very fine, rare carriage clock with quarter hour / hour strike Case: brass, gilt, moulded base on four florally ornamented bracket feet, the angles with slanted pilaster strips, facet glazed front and facet glazed silver side panels with floral engravings, moulded cornice, four cone-shaped urn finials, waved handle with floral engravings, removable rear door panel. Dial: silver mask with foliate decor, raised radial Roman numerals on a frosted ground, florally engraved centre, blued Fleur-de- Lys hands. Movm.: brass movement, frosted, gilt, keywind, 2 barrels, 2 hammers / 2 gongs, solid movement pillars, platform with English lever escapement, ring balance. Hunt & Roskell The manufactory of Hunt & Roskell was founded by the famous gold and silversmith Paul Storr. When Storr went into partnership with John Mortimer and John Samuel Hunt, he took up the retailing of clocks and watches in addition to his original business of selling gold, silver and jewellery in their New Bond Street shop. The partnership dissolved at the end of 1838, and Mortimer, J.S. and J. Hunt continued trading as Mortimer & Hunt at 156 New Bond Street. When Mortimer retired in 1843, he was replaced by Robert Roskell, and the company continued as Hunt & Roskell until it was bought by J.W. Benson in 1866. They had additional premises in Manchester and produced watches for the China trade as well as fine minute repeating watches and watches with spherically-sprung spring-detent tourbillons. Hunt & Roskell exhibited at the Paris Universal Exhibition of 1867. Hunt & Roskell 倫敦 — 極精緻,罕見的大小自鳴旅行鐘 40906  C: 2 D: 2 M: 2, 41  2.700 - 3.700 EUR 3.000 - 4.100 USD 24.300 - 33.300 HKD L. Leroy & Cie., 7, Bd de la Madelaine, Paris, Case No. 18901, Height 76 mm, circa 1910  A decorative minute repeating miniature carriage clock with 8 day movement and alarm - with original silk-lined morocco case Case: brass, gilt, engine-turning on all sides, decorated with stylized foliate and ribbon decor, signature in the base, bracket feet, handle with laurel wreath decor on top, button for repeating mechanism. Dial: enamel, radial Roman numerals, signed, central alarm hand, blued spade hands. Movm.: brass bridge movement, frosted, gilt, 3 hammers / 3 gongs, 2 barrels, governor, screw compensation balance. L. Leroy & Cie. Born in 1859 in Argenteuil, the eldest son in a family of 14 children, he soon became familiar with the art of precision watchmaking. His father, Théodore-Marie Leroy, was well known as a maker of chronometers, Watchmaker to the Navy and a member of the Légion donneur. He employed Louis in the workshops where he quickly became the best of apprentices. When he was barely 16 years old he presented a piece that attracted great attention at the competition of the Paris Chamber of Watchmakers, and by the age of 20 he was an approved watchmaker. He spent a year in England, training under a manufacturer in Clerkenwell shortly after the London Universal Exhibition, and soon gained a reputation for being talented and ambitious with a fiercely enquiring mind. Casimir Halley Desfontaines recognized his ability and employed him at Le Roy & Sons, and soon afterwards in the Paris workshops. This was the dawn of a new era in society and the start of the company period of absolute excellence. Louis relationship with the Desfontaines family soon developed into a close friendship. When Casimir died, his son George took over the business, but his reliance on the expert advice of Leroy meant that it was he who emerged as the real leader. He became a partner in the business in 1888 and took it over completely one year later, changing the name to .Leroy & Cie, ancienne maison Le Roy & Fils From 1895 onwards, the company archives only refer to the name Leroy & Cie. Source:, as of 07/31/2012. L. Leroy & Cie., 7, Bd de la Madelaine 巴黎 — 裝飾藝術風格的三問迷 你旅行鐘,附鬧鈴,另附原廠絲絨內裏皮革盒 40905  C: 2, 10 D: 2, 32 M: 2, 41, 51  4.500 - 5.500 EUR 5.000 - 6.100 USD 40.500 - 49.500 HKD