A high-quality French gilt brass gorge-cased carriage clock with bevelled glasses and a rippled handle over a large, bevelled glass inspection panel, moulded cornice, and uprights to a matching base.
An excellent clean white enamel dial with Roman numerals, subsidiary alarm dial below and signed J.W. Benson of Old Bond Street London and finished with original finely blued steel “Breguet” style hands.
The 8-day strike repeat movement with an alarm option is finished with the original large silvered Swiss lever platform escapement. The clock strikes the hours to a blued steel gong with a single strike on the half hour.
A beautiful clock of great quality made by Drocourt of Paris, number 18021.
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.
Serviced and guaranteed for 3 years.
Height: 7″ or 18 cm (Handle up)
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