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This is a fairly early example of Jacot using a Corniche case; noted by the cushion moulding on the base compared to the more usual concave moulding. The earliest confirmed Corniche cased example is numbered 3404 although it is possible that number 2993, dated 1879, is also housed in one.
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 maker's of carriage clocks in the Victorian period. He is first recorded working in Paris from 1820, at Rue de Montmorency, 25 sometime before 1854, before being renumbered in 1860 as number thirty-one. 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 living at Montmorencey, 31. Albert and his wife had a daughter, Adele-Albertine, the following year when they are recorded as living at thirty-one. They won many medals at exhibitions in both Paris and London including the Gold medal in 1900.
An Exhibition of Thirty-Five Carriage Clocks
Leigh Extence, Honiton, November 2013
|Height||5.75 inch||(14.60 cm)|