Henri Jacot, Paris: A Gorge Carriage Clock
A gorge cased carriage clock with an eight-day duration movement, with the original silvered platform lever escapement which is numbered to the underside with the escapement maker’s serial number 10380 and strikes the hours and half- hours on a gong. The backplate is stamped with the serial number 6973, with the frontplate and movement stamped with the Jacot poinçon, giving the dates of various exposition awards, the last on this example being for the silver medal at the Paris Exposition of 1878. The white enamel dial has black Roman numerals and blued steel spade hands. Contained in a gilded brass gorge case with typical Jacot profile, including the more upright five-bail handle. The serial number 6973 gives a date of manufacture of circa 1890.
Height: 6 inches (15.25 cms) inc. handle.
I have been researching the clocks and lives of Henri Jacot and his family for a number of years now and have unearthed information hitherto unknown which has greatly added to our knowledge of the family 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 2013 Jacot Exhibition of some forty-plus clocks as well as revealing some of the previously unknown history of Jacot. This research, along with that on the Drocourt family, is still on-going an I would be most grateful to hear of any clocks by both Jacot & Drocourt to add to my database.