Leigh Extence - Fine Antique Clocks
Henri Jacot Exhibition
In November 2013 we held an
exhibition of forty clocks by the
Parisian carriage clock making Jacot
The catalogue featured a summary of
research undertaken on the lives of the
family, most of it from source material
and previously unknown; along with a
detailed look at the carriage clocks and
Catalogue Updated 31st July 2014
The Max Cutmore Collection
In November 2012 we held an
exhibition of the English watches and
movements from the collection of the
author and collector Max Cutmore, also
known as Denis Bacon, having
purchased the watches along with all
his research material, photographs and
correspondence. The catalogue is
available to view, and will be updated
in the near future.
Added 31st July:
A French oval striking carriage clock
Margaine miniature carriage clock
Added 11th July:
Barraud, Cornhill 10-inch silvered dial
To be added in the next fortnight:
Henri Jacot, a rare anglaise-riche
petite-sonnerie carriage clock
I have a further forty plus Jacot &
Drocourt carriage clocks in restoration
at present, including Gorge, Corniche,
grande and petite sonnerie along with
other unusual examples.
If there is a type not listed that you are
interested in please let me know and I’ll
advise as to what is coming through.
Leigh Extence is a specialist in Fine Antique Clocks having worked
with many of the worlds leading horological collectors, dealers and
To read a more comprehensive biography click on the link above.
As well as a dealer Leigh is also in demand as an independent
horological consultant having worked with the BBC and on various
national publications, as well as with a number of auction houses. He is
currently the antique clock specialist, valuer and cataloguer for leading provincial
auctioneers Bearnes, Hampton & Littlewood.
In 2004 Leigh was proud to be elected a member of the Worshipful Company of
Clockmakers being raised to the Livery in 2005.
All clocks offered for sale having been chosen for their originality, condition and appeal.
All have been fully restored to the highest standards and come with a working guarantee
along with a Valuation for Insurance and details of the research undertaken on each
Henri Jacot: At present I am researching the life and carriage clocks of Henri-Louis Jacot
& his nephew Albert who took over the business; forming both a database and gallery that
will be available to use on-line.
Anyone who has information on an Henri Jacot clock to help further this knowledge is
welcome to get in contact with details.
The exhibition catalogue, as shown above, will have some details of the research
undertaken so far, with the majority to be published in book form in the near future.
Pierre & Alfred Drocourt: Research into the lives of these two makers, their clocks and
working practices is well underway, with interesting facts and details already emerging;
with an exhibition to be held on November 2014.
This follows the pattern of my Jacot research and I would welcome any information on
Drocourt carriage clocks to add to the database.