A Gorge Carriage Clock
A Gorge Carriage Clock
A Gorge Carriage Clock
A Gorge Carriage Clock
A Gorge Carriage Clock

HENRI JACOT (worked 1820-1920)

A Gorge Carriage Clock

1900 Paris

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A gorge cased carriage clock with an eight-day duration movement fitted with a silvered platform lever escapement and striking the hours and half hours on a gong, with push button repeat. The backplate is stamped with the trademark for Henri Jacot, the initial H.J. either side of a parrot on a perch; a Jacot being a South African grey parrot along with the serial number 13504, giving a date of manufacture for 1900.
The lettering to the rear of the dial would indicate it being made for Jacot by Emile Jeannet, an emailleur and peintre de cadrans who was known to have been a witness at the wedding of Albert Jacot and who signed the marriage certificate. For further information please see the 2013 Jacot Exhibition catalogue available on my website.

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 makers 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 Montmorency, 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 Jacot family won medals at numerous exhibitions in both Paris and London including the Gold medal in 1900.
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Height 6.50 inch (16.51 cm)
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