GIANT FRENCH CARRIAGE CLOCK BY DROCOURT

£12,500.00

1 in stock

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Description

This fine carriage clock of large proportions has been made to exhibition quality, everything from the clock movement, the escapement, dial and case are superb quality throughout.

 

Movement: An understandably substantial 8 day spring driven clock movement with oversized plates, dial plate and escapement all being numbered 17030 and back plate also being stamped with the classic makers mark of Drocourt. The movement can be set to Petit Sonnerie Striking, Silent or Grande Sonnerie Striking with a repeat button on top of the case. The mesmerising large silvered platform escapement is to really be admired being built to such a high quality.

 

Case: The high quality heavy case is fully gilded, stood upon a substantial moulded base, featuring bevelled glass’ to all four sides of the clock and large viewing glass on top to view the oversized platform escapement. Carry handle to top, door to the rear of the case, cast and chased carrier tides to each corner with excellent definition. The lever to change the options of the clock (Petit Sonnerie striking, silent or Grande Sonnerie striking) can be found within the base of the clock. The case is also numbered 17030.

 

Dial: Bright white enamel dial featuring Roman numerals and very fine blued steel hands, surrounded by a stunning brass gilt mask.

 

Provenance:

  • Currently – Private collection, UK
  • Previously – Purchased through trade.

 

Comparative Literature:

  • Carriage Clocks by Charles Allix

 

Height: 9 ½” (Handle up) x Width: 6” x Depth: 5”

 

 

CIRCA. 1880

 

*This clock is delivered and set up for free within the UK. We regularly ship clocks all over the world with our approved and well-established Antiques and Fine Art Packers & Shippers. Please ask for a quote should you require this service.

 

Drocourt family of Clockmakers

A family famous for making superb carriage clocks of very top quality, predominantly decorative and always attractive in appearance. Winners of many awards over many years including; Besancon exhibition 1860, Bronze medal for carriage clocks. London exhibition 1862, honourable mention. Paris 1867, Bronze medal. Paris 1878, Silver medal. Paris 1889, Gold medal.

 

Alfred Drocourt, the son, succeeded Pierre, his father and is understood to have had workshops in Paris and in Saint-Nicholas-d’Aliermont. Pierre Drocourt was exhibiting in the 1860’s and Alfred was exhibiting in 1880 and 1889.

 

Their famous trademark consisted of the letters “D” and “C” with a carriage clock between them. Drocourt clocks sometimes had the name and address on the dial, and sometimes “DROCOURT PARIS” in an oval on the backplate. Known serial numbers range from 1248 to 35,233. The serial numbers of Drocourt’s carriage clocks were usually repeated on the winding keys.

 

J. C. Collection

The J. C. Collection is one mans collection of fine antique clocks based in the county of Bedfordshire.

A highly respected horologist and a Fellow of The British Horological Institute, James has held many horological positions of high esteem working for contracts with H. M. Government to the The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple.

For more information about any of these clocks or to view the collection, please contact James on:

Telephone: 01525 221165 – Mobile: 07790 000629 – Email: info@jameschadburn.com

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