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Alfred Dumas: A Fine Miniature Carriage Clock with Guilloché Panels and Dial


A miniature Corniche carriage clock with translucent green enamel guilloché dial and panels all with gilt and silver accents, and with fine blued-steel spade hands. The eight-day duration timepiece movement has a platform lever escapement with the movement backplate stamped A.D. within an oval and numbered 1614, being attributable to Alfred Dumas.

A. Dumas is recorded as working at 44, Rue Boneparte, Paris in the mid-to-late 19th century. The Revue Chronométrique of June 1880, Vol. XI states that he specialises in miniature carriage clocks (mignonettes) ‘which have a stamp of good workmanship that testifies to the care this clockmaker takes in his work’.

Illustrated in Derek Roberts Carriage and Other Travelling Clocks Pub. Schiffer Publishing Ltd 1993, page 124 fig. 7-14.

In stock at Derek Roberts Antiques, Tonbridge, Kent whilst I was working alongside Derek and sold by me in April 1988 to the mother of the vendor from whom I purchased it in August 2022.

For further details of the Drocourt family see my 2012 Catalogue: Pierre & Alfred Drocourt, An Exhibition of Carriage Clocks.

Price: Sold

Ref: 1489

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