A rare Ebony Carriage Clock
A rare Ebony Carriage Clock
A rare Ebony Carriage Clock
A rare Ebony Carriage Clock
A rare Ebony Carriage Clock

HENRI JACOT (worked 1820-1920)

A rare Ebony Carriage Clock

c. 1855 Paris

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The eight-day duration movement has the original silvered platform lever escapement and strikes the hours and half-hours on a bell, with a push button repeat at will to the top and is fitted with a platform lever escapement with a frost-gilt finish and club-tooth escape wheel. The backplate is engraved with both the arrow stamp and design of the word ‘Hands’ as used by Henri Jacot and is numbered 519. The lower part of the backplate is signed in script for the retailer Aubert & Klaftenberger, Geneve.
The white enamel dial has black Roman hour numerals, blued steel trefoil hands and is also signed to the centre for Aubert & Klaftenberger, Geneve, and has a subsidiary alarm dial. The rear of the dial is marked for the dial maker Étienne Valat, who was working at rue Montmorency 7, just a few doors from Jacot.
The solid ebony cannalée case is inlaid with brass stringing to the front, rear and top and has an early style handle to the top with an oval glass.
The movement is identical to others seen as signed for Henri Jacot, including number 489 made a few months prior to this example in the early 1850’s at his workshops in the centre of Saint-Nicolas-d’Aliermont, a town outside Dieppe famous for producing some of the finest clocks and movements of the period. Some features used would appear unique to the movements of Jacot and were still used for a time in the clocks manufactured a few years later, in the mid-1860s, when their first more well-known clocks were made, those stamped with their oval poincon and then HJ trademark. This clock was made before the business became more commercial, under the leadership of Henri’s brother Julien and then nephew Albert Jacot, and was made in what I term Period II, from when, my research confirms, that Henri Jacot had set-up his workshops in the town in 1853.
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Dimensions
Height 5.00 inch (12.70 cm)
Stock Code
SRD153
Signed/Inscribed
Aubert & Klaftenberger, Geneve
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