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Drocourt, Paris: A Small Tortoiseshell & Silver Carriage Clock

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Alfred Drocourt, Paris: a small tortoiseshell and silver carriage clock.

The eight-day duration movement has a platform lever escapement and strikes the hours and half-hours on a gong, with the backplate stamped with the Drocourt trademark, the initials D.C. either side of a clock, and serial number 20716 along with the initials of the retailer W.T. & Co. for William Thornhill of London.

The round white dial has black Roman numerals and blued steel spade hands, with the centre signed for the W. Thornhill & Co., London.

The small tortoiseshell case has silver c-scroll mounts to the four front corners and bezel, with a fine catch to the rear door and surmounted by a cast silver handle hallmarked for London, 1892 along with the mark of the silversmith William Thomas Wright and William Frederick Davies. They are recorded in Oxford Street, London having registered this mark in 1864 with an update in 1893.

Height: 4¼ inches (11cms): handle down: 5 inches (12.5cms): handle up

Price: Sold

Ref: 1373

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