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Drocourt & H.L. - An Engraved Giant Corniche Carriage Clock

A quite stunning engraved giant gilded corniche carriage clock signed for Drocourt; the eight-day duration movement has a lever escapement with an over-sized platform which is stamped to the underside with the escapement maker's serial number and initials FR 6737, and strikes the hours and half-hours on a gong with push-button repeat. The backplate is stamped with the Drocourt trademark, the initials DC either side of a clock, along with the serial number 6296, with the inside of the movement plates stamped H.L. 13034 for the maker of the blanc roulant, the rough movement supplied to Drocourt for finishing, being that of Holingue Freres of Saint Nicolas d'Aliermont. The white enamel dial has black Roman hour numerals, blued steel spade hands and is signed at VI o'clock for the retailer D.C. Rait & Sons, Paris, being David Crichton  Rait and his son, well known Glasgow jewellers & silversmiths first recorded as a partnership with an assay mark in 1880, Rait Snr having first been recorded with an assay mark in 1827. The rear of the dial is signed in ink with the monogramme of the peintre de cadrans, the dial maker, Adolphe Mojon who worked for both Drocourt and Jacot. The corniche case is finely engraved with floral decoration which is repeated to the dial mask. The serial number 6296 gives a date of manufacture of 1868. Height: 8½ inches (22 cms) For a near-identical example, albeit with different engraved design, and stamped with the serial number 12217 see: I Ritmi del Tempo by Lodovico Magistretti & Luigi Pippa; page 294, plate Tav 8/2. Please click on images to enlarge: Any additional images are shown below

Pierre & Alfred Drocourt

Pierre   Drocourt,   born   1819   &   his   son   Alfred,   born   1847,   were   one   of   the   top   maker's   of   carriage   clocks   in   the   mid   to   late Victorian   period,   having   a   factory   at   Saint-Nicolas-d'Ailermont,   the   most   important   town   for   carriage   clock   manufacture   at the   time,   as   well   as   premises   in   Paris   at   Rue   Debelleyme   28;   previously   named   Rue   de   Limoges   prior   to   1867,   where   he joined   the   well-known   maker   Blanpain.   They   made   superb   carriage   clocks   which   were   often   decorative   and   were   awarded numerous   medals   at   exhibitions,   such   as   the   Bronze   Medal   at   Paris   1867,   the   Silver   at   Paris   1878   and   the   gold   at   Paris   in 1889.   Alfred   succeeded   his   father   Pierre   in   circa   1871,   with   the   latter’s   retirement   when   he   returned   to   his   home   village   with his wife Marie and daughter Melanie. I have been researching the clocks and lives of the Drocourt family for some years; a summary of the work is available to view on my website following the link to the 2014 Exhibition Catalogue. I would be interested to hear about any Drocourt clocks, and those signed for Jacot, to add to my database.

Price: Sold

Ref: 1358

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Drocourt & H.L. - An engraved Giant Corniche Carriage Clock

A   quite   stunning   engraved   giant   gilded   corniche   carriage   clock   signed   for   Drocourt;   the eight-day   duration   movement   has   a   lever   escapement   with   an   over-sized   platform   which   is stamped   to   the   underside   with   the   escapement   maker's   serial   number   and   initials   FR   6737, and   strikes   the   hours   and   half-hours   on   a   gong   with   push-button   repeat.   The   backplate   is stamped   with   the   Drocourt   trademark,   the   initials   DC   either   side   of   a   clock,   along   with   the serial   number   6296,   with   the   inside   of   the   movement   plates   stamped   H.L.   13034   for   the maker   of   the   blanc   roulant,   the   rough   movement   supplied   to   Drocourt   for   finishing,   being that of Holingue Freres of Saint Nicolas d'Aliermont. The   white   enamel   dial   has   black   Roman   hour   numerals,   blued   steel   spade   hands   and   is signed   at   VI   o'clock   for   the   retailer   D.C.   Rait   &   Sons,   Paris,   being   David   Crichton      Rait   and   his son,   well   known   Glasgow   jewellers   &   silversmiths   first   recorded   as   a   partnership   with   an assay   mark   in   1880,   Rait   Snr   having   first   been   recorded   with   an   assay   mark   in   1827.   The   rear of   the   dial   is   signed   in   ink   with   the   monogramme   of   the   peintre   de   cadrans,   the   dial   maker, Adolphe Mojon who worked for both Drocourt and Jacot. The   corniche   case   is   finely   engraved   with   floral   decoration   which   is   repeated   to   the   dial mask. The serial number 6296 gives a date of manufacture of 1868. Height: 8½   inches (22 cms) For a near-identical example, albeit with different engraved design, and stamped with the serial number 12217 see: I Ritmi del Tempo by Lodovico Magistretti & Luigi Pippa; page 294, plate Tav 8/2. Please click on images to enlarge: Any additional images are shown below

Pierre & Alfred Drocourt

Pierre   Drocourt,   born   1819   &   his   son   Alfred,   born   1847,   were   one   of   the   top   maker's   of carriage    clocks    in    the    mid    to    late    Victorian    period,    having    a    factory    at    Saint-Nicolas- d’Aliermont,   the   most   important   town   for   carriage   clock   manufacture   at   the   time,   as   well   as premises   in   Paris   at   Rue   Debelleyme   28;   previously   named   Rue   de   Limoges   prior   to   1867, where   he   joined   the   well-known   maker   Blanpain.   They   made   superb   carriage   clocks   which were   often   decorative   and   were   awarded   numerous   medals   at   exhibitions,   such   as   the Bronze   Medal   at   Paris   1867,   the   Silver   at   Paris   1878   and   the   gold   at   Paris   in   1889.   Alfred succeeded   his   father   Pierre   in   circa   1871,   with   the   latter’s   retirement   when   he   returned   to his home village with his wife Marie and daughter Melanie. I have been researching the clocks and lives of the Drocourt family for some years; a summary of the work is available to view on my website following the link to the 2014 Exhibition Catalogue. I would be interested to hear about any Drocourt clocks, and those signed for Jacot, to add to my database.

Price: On Application

Ref: 1358

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