In November 2013 we held an exhibition of forty clocks by the Parisian carriage clock making Jacot family.The catalogue features 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 their development.Updated: Feb 21st 2015
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.
From the 31st of March we will no longer be based at The Grove, Honiton, but available by appointment in Exeter or through a home visit.As usual all restored clocks can be viewed via the website, with further images, including close-ups, sent by request.The address for correspondence will be updated accordingly at this time.Leigh Extence is a specialist in Fine Antique Clocks having worked with many of the worlds leading horological collectors, dealers and institutions.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 also currently the antique clock consultant, 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 particular piece.Pierre & Alfred Drocourt: Carriage Clock Exhibition 2014: In November 2014 I held an exhibition of some twenty-five plus carriage clocks by the Drocourt family to coincide with the Honiton Antiques Festival. A catalogue, which included a summary of all the new research I have undertaken on these fine horlogers, is now available to view on-line above and follows the pattern of that of the Jacot Exhibition catalogue of 2013.I would welcome any information on Drocourt carriage clocks to add to the database.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. The 2013 Henri Jacot exhibition catalogue, available to view on-line above, has a summary of the research undertaken so far, with the majority to be published in book form in the near future alongside the research undertaken on the Drocourt family, and those both worked alongside.I would welcome any information on Jacot carriage clocks to add to the database.
In November 2014 we held an exhibition of thirty-five carriage clocks by the Parisian carriage clock makers Pierre & Alfred Drocourt.The catalogue features a summary of research undertaken on the lives of the family, and as with the Jacot family research, most of it is from sourcematerial and previously unknown; along with a detailed look at the carriage clocks and their development.Updated: Feb 21st 2015