A Corniche Timepiece Carriage Clock
A Corniche Timepiece Carriage Clock
A Corniche Timepiece Carriage Clock

HENRI JACOT (worked from 1820-1920)

A Corniche Timepiece Carriage Clock

1901 Paris

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£1,600 gbp
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An eight-day Corniche cased carriage clock by Henri Jacot with an eight-day duration timepiece movement and with the original silvered platform lever escapement. The backplate is stamped with the serial number 13363 along with the Jacot trademark, a parrot sat on a perch either side of the initials HJ, and Made in Paris, with the dial plate and inside the back plate stamped with the oval trademark of Henri Jacot giving the various exposition medal awards, the last being 1889. The white enamel dial has black Roman numerals, diamonds & dots to the outer aspect and the trademark inner circle, along with blued steel spade hands.
The serial number on this clock, 13363, would indicate a date of manufacture of 1901.

Following a number of years research I can now reveal that Henri-Louis Jacot Descombes was born in Fontaines, Switzerland in May 1797, the son of the horloger Daniel-Henri Guillaume Jacot-Descombes, and was one of the most innovative maker's of carriage clocks in the Victorian period. He is first recorded working in Paris from 1820 at the previously unrecorded address of Rue de Montmorency, 25 before moving along the road to number thirty-one sometime before 1854. This was at the same time that his brother Julien describes himself as an horloger and is recorded as living in Paris, where they worked in the four floors above a jewellery shop run by Adolphe Charles. Henri-Louis Jacot died at nine o’clock in the evening of the 31st of July 1868 and was succeeded by his twenty-year old nephew, and Julien’s son, Albert, who continued under the Henri Jacot name with the help of his father. Albert married Louise-Desiree in 1873, with Julien recorded on the marriage certificate as being at Montmorencey, 31. Albert and his wife had a daughter, Adele-Albertine, the following year when they themselves are now recorded as living at thirty-one. The Jacots won various medals at numerous exhibitions in both Paris and London including the Gold medal in 1900.
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Height 5.75 inch (14.60 cm)
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H. Jacot, Paris
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