Small French Skeleton signed Pierret à Paris ca 1860.
8-Day movement on a wooden base . The original striking train lies under in the base. It can be winded up with one of the lines. The other line is to set the alarm without lifting the globe.
These small clocks were produced since 1840 by Victor Pierret, but they weren’t commercialized till 1851 after he presented them on the first universal exhibition in Crystal Palace in London.
Victor-Athanase was born in1806 in Bucy Les Pierrepont. On the age of 13, he became a pupil of Rolin, clockmaker in Bucy. He stayed there for 5 years.
He settled in Paris at the age of 24. This great clockmaker died in 1893. In his legacy he left an annual price of 600 francs to reward a clockmaker with an original idea.