A Miniature Carriage Clock
A Miniature Carriage Clock
A Miniature Carriage Clock
A Miniature Carriage Clock
A Miniature Carriage Clock
A Miniature Carriage Clock

HENRI JACOT (worked 1820-1920)

A Miniature Carriage Clock

c. 1898 Paris

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A fine miniature Corniche carriage clock by Henri Jacot, the eight day movement has a platform lever escapement, with the backplate stamped with the trademark for Henri Jacot, a parrot on a perch with the initials 'H.J.' either side, along with their serial number 10993 which is repeated to the underside of the gilded brass case. The white enamel dial has a typical Jacot inner ring, black Roman hour numerals and blued steel spade hands. The outer aspect has diamonds for the quarter hour intervals and dots for the further five-minute intervals. The serial number 10993 would indicate a date of manufacture of 1898. With original travelling box and numbered key.

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 various medals at numerous exhibitions in both Paris and London including the Gold medal in 1900.
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Henri Jacot: An Exhibition of Carriage Clocks 2014. Leigh Extence Antiques
Henri Jacot: Catalogue of an Exhibition of Carriage Clocks. Leigh Extence Antiques 2014
Dimensions
Height 3.50 inch (8.89 cm)
Stock Code
1315
Signed/Inscribed
HJ for Henri Jacot
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