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

1900 Paris

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£1,500 gbp
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An eight-day Corniche cased carriage timepiece by Henri Jacot with an eight-day duration movement and the original silvered platform lever escapement. The backplate is stamped with the serial number 16334 which is repeated to various parts of the case, along with the Jacot trademark, a parrot sat on a perch either side of the initials HJ, with the dial plate and movement stamped with the Jacot oval trademark giving the dates of various exposition awards, the last shown being 1889. The white enamel dial has black Roman numerals, batons to the outer aspect and the trademark inner circle, along with blued steel spade hands. The serial number on this clock, 16334 would indicate a date of manufacture of 1904.

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 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 living at Montmorencey, 31. Albert and his wife had a daughter, Adele-Albertine, the following year when they are recorded as living at thirty-one. They won many medals at exhibitions in both Paris and London including the Gold medal in 1900.
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Henri Jacot
An Exhibition of Thirty-Five Carriage Clocks
Leigh Extence, Honiton, November 2013
Height 5.75 inch (14.60 cm)
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H. Jacot, Paris
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