An Engraved Gorge Carriage Clock
An Engraved Gorge Carriage Clock
An Engraved Gorge Carriage Clock

An Engraved Gorge Carriage Clock

c. 1865 Paris

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A finely engraved gorge cased carriage clock which has an eight-day duration movement, with a platform lever escapement numbered to the underside 503, and striking the hours and half-hours on a gong with push button repeat; the backplate stamped with the serial number 3505. The frontplate to the movement is stamped with the initials and serial number of the maker H.L. 10192, which my research indicates to be Holingue Freres of Saint Nicolas d'Aliermont who were to make the blanc roulant movements for Drocourt from the mid-1860s and from whom Drocourt bought the workshops in 1874.
The white enamel dial has black Roman numerals and blued steel moon hands; with the rear marked with the monogramme for the peintre de cadrans, the dial maker & painter, Adolphe Mojon who also made the dials for both Drocourt and Jacot, amongst other fine Parisian carriage clock makers.
The gorge case is finely engraved in typical H.L./Drocourt decoration with a matching engraved mask to the dial.

Further details of the Holingue family and their relationship with Drocourt can be found within the 2014 Drocourt Exhibition catalogue on my website.

I have been researching the clocks and lives of the Drocourt family for some years; a summary of the work is available to view on my website following the link to the 2014 Exhibition Catalogue. I would be interested to hear about any Drocourt clocks, and those signed for Jacot, to add to my database.
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Dimensions
Height 6.50 inch (16.51 cm)
Stock Code
1357
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H.L.
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