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Drocourt - A Corniche Timepiece Carriage Clock

A Corniche-cased French carriage clock attributed to the well known maker Drocourt. The eight-day duration timepiece movement has the original silvered platform lever escapement engraved with typical ‘fast/slow’ indication in Drocourt style script and is stamped on the backplate with the serial number 15419, with all the markings in the Drocourt style including the arrow for hand setting. The movement has a further serial number stamped between the plates, 1448, being that of the blanc roulant and conforms to the sequence as used by Drocourt. The brass Corniche case is of better than average quality and is also stamped with the serial number to it's base and has the double screws to the pillars holding the movement into the case, as opposed to the normal single. This use of extra screws being a further indication of a clock from the workshops of Drocourt. The white enamel dial has black Roman numerals, diamond and dot markings to the outer aspect, as seen on dials used by both Jacot & Drocourt, and blued steel moon hands. Height: 5½ inches (14 cms) Please click on images to enlarge: Any additional images are shown below

Drocourt

I have been researching the clocks and lives of Pierre & Alfred Drocourt, and their families, for a number of years now and have unearthed information hitherto unknown which has greatly added to our knowledge of them, as well as debunking some previously held views and confirming others that were of uncertain origin. To read a summary of my work please go to the exhibition page and view the catalogue that was published to coincide with my 2014 Drocourt Exhibition of forty-plus clocks as well as revealing some of the previously unknown history of Drocourt. This research, along with that on the Jacot family, is still on-going and I would be most grateful to hear of any clocks by both Drocourt & Jacot to add to my database.

Price: £1,250.00

Ref: 1297

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Drocourt- A Corniche Timepiece Carriage Clock

A Corniche-cased French carriage clock attributed to the well known maker Drocourt. The    eight-day    duration    timepiece    movement    has    the    original    silvered    platform    lever escapement    engraved    with    typical    ‘fast/slow’    indication    in    Drocourt    style    script    and    is stamped    on    the    backplate    with    the    serial    number    15419,    with    all    the    markings    in    the Drocourt style including the arrow for hand setting. The   movement   has   a   further   serial   number   stamped   between   the   plates,   1448,   being   that   of the blanc roulant and conforms to the sequence as used by Drocourt. The   brass   Corniche   case   is   of   better   than   average   quality   and   is   also   stamped   with   the   serial number   to   it's   base   and   has   the   double   screws   to   the   pillars   holding   the   movement   into   the case,   as   opposed   to   the   normal   single.   This   use   of   extra   screws   being   a   further   indication   of a clock from the workshops of Drocourt. The   white   enamel   dial   has   black   Roman   numerals,   diamond   and   dot   markings   to   the   outer aspect, as seen on dials used by both Jacot & Drocourt, and blued steel moon hands. Height: 5½ inches (14 cms) Please click on images to enlarge: Any additional images are shown below

Drocourt

I   have   been   researching   the   clocks   and   lives   of   Pierre   &   Alfred   Drocourt,   and   their   families, for   a   number   of   years   now   and   have   unearthed   information   hitherto   unknown   which   has greatly   added   to   our   knowledge   of   them,   as   well   as   debunking   some   previously   held   views and confirming others that were of uncertain origin. To   read   a   summary   of   my   work   please   go   to   the   exhibition   page   and   view   the   catalogue   that was   published   to   coincide   with   my   2014   Drocourt   Exhibition   of   forty-plus   clocks   as   well   as revealing some of the previously unknown history of Drocourt. This   research,   along   with   that   on   the   Jacot   family,   is   still   on-going   and   I   would   be   most grateful to hear of any clocks by both Drocourt & Jacot to add to my database.

Price: £1,250.00

Ref: 1326

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