A Gorge cased carriage clock
A Gorge cased carriage clock

PIERRE & ALFRED DROCOURT (worked 1853-1906)

A Gorge cased carriage clock

c. 1890 Paris

Offered by Leigh Extence

£2,200 gbp
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A lovely quality Gorge cased French carriage clock. The eight-day duration movement, with the original platform lever escapement, strikes the hours and half hours on a gong with a push repeat to the top, and is stamped with the serial number '23265'. The Gorge style brass case is also stamped with the serial number to it's base. The white enamel dial has blued steel spade hands, black Roman hour numerals and Arabic five minute markings, with a silvered 'sight' ring to the outer edge.
The stamps to the backplate, most noticeably the style of tight arrow for the hand setting direction and the style of lettering used for Hands, along with the dial layout, suggests that this clock was made in the workshops of the top Paris carriage clock maker Drocourt.
The Gorge case came into fashion in the late Victorian period and was primarily used by the top makers and roulant blanc makers to house the best quality movements.
Fully restored
Dimensions
Height 5.25 inch (13.33 cm)
Stock Code
1128
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