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Drocourt - An Engraved Gorge Carriage Clock

A finely engraved Gorge carriage clock by Drocourt of Paris. The eight-day duration movement strikes the hour and half- hour on a gong, with a repeat button to the top allowing the hour to be struck at will. The silvered platform lever escapement is stamped to the underside FR P 6401, these escapement makers’ initials having been seen on other platforms supplied to Drocourt during this period of manufacture. The movement backplate is stamped with the serial number 5820 along with the wording ‘Fast/Slow’ either side of the regulator index for adjusting the rate of timekeeping, with the inside of the plates stamped with the Drocourt trademark oval; the wording Drocourt, Paris, Fnt, (Fabricant or Maker), with the front of the frontplate stamped with the initials and serial number H.L. 12711, for the maker of the blanc roulant, Holingue frères. The white enamel dial has black Roman hour numerals, Arabic outer five-minute numerals, dots to the outer aspect and blued steel moon hands with a finely engraved gilded masked surround. The engraved Gorge case is of a style typical of this maker. Leigh Extence notes: For further details of Drocourt and Holingue frères see my 2014 Exhibition catalogue: Pierre & Alfred Drocourt: An Exhibition of Carriage Clocks, available via the Extence website. Height: 6 inches (16.2 cms) Handle up: 4¾ inches (handle down) 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: On Application

Ref: D374

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Drocourt- An Engraved Gorge Carriage Clock

A finely engraved Gorge carriage clock. The eight-day duration movement strikes and repeats the hour on a gong and has a silvered platform lever escapement stamped to the underside FR P 6401, these escapement makers’ initials having been seen on other platforms supplied to Drocourt at this period. The movement backplate is stamped with the serial number 5820 along with the wording ‘Fast/Slow’ either side of the regulator index for adjusting the rate of timekeeping, with the inside stamped with the Drocourt trademark oval, the wording Drocourt, Paris, Fnt, (Fabricant or Maker), alongside the initials and serial number H.L. 12711, for the maker of the blanc roulant, Holingue frères. The white enamel dial has black Roman hour numerals, Arabic outer five-minute numerals, dots to the outer aspect and blued steel moon hands with a finely engraved gilded masked surround. Height: 6 inches (16.2 cms) Handle up: 4¾ inches (handle down) 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: On Application

Ref: D374

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