A gorge cased carriage clock with an eight-day duration movement fitted with the original silvered platform lever escapement and striking the hours and half-hours on a gong, with push button repeat of the last hour, with the backplate stamped with the serial number 8121. The inside of the movement, and rear of the dial-plate, are both stamped with the Jacot oval poincon which gives the dates of various awards as won, the last on this stamp being for 1878, the silver awarded at the Paris Exposition of that year. The white enamel dial has black Roman numerals and blued steel spade hands, with a typical Jacot inner ring and diamond and dots to the outer minute aspect. The rear of the dial has the initials Jt written in ink, being for the dialmaker Emile Jeannet whose wedding notice was witnessed by Henri Jacot and who in turn signed the wedding notice of Albert Jacot in 1873. A number of escapements used by Jacot at this period have the platform maker’s serial number stamped on their underside, although they don’t run in an identifiable sequence, which would suggest that they were supplied in batches at a time, with this example numbered 4071. Contained in a gilded brass gorge case. The serial number 8121 would indicate a date of manufacture for circa 1890.
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