Engraved canallee carriage clock with porcelain panels
Engraved canallee carriage clock with porcelain panels
Engraved canallee carriage clock with porcelain panels
Engraved canallee carriage clock with porcelain panels

PIERRE & ALFRED DROCOURT (worked from 1853-1906)

Engraved canallee carriage clock with porcelain panels

c. 1875 Paris

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A superb engraved canallee carriage clock with porcelain dials to the sides, depicting young children at play in a stream, and a matching dial which is signed for the retailer 'Edward & Sons, Glasgow' and has blued steel spade hands. The eight-day duration movement strikes the hours and half-hours on a gong, with push button repeat and has the original silvered platform lever escapement. The backplate is stamped with the Drocourt trademark and serial number 9562, with the inside of the plates stamped with the Drocourt poincon.

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Having spent some years researching the lives and clocks of Henri Jacot and his family, I am now doing the same for Drocourt with the aim of a combined book on the two. To that end I am able to offer some previously unknown details.
Pierre Drocourt, born 1819 & his son Alfred, born 1847, were one of the top maker's of carriage clocks in the mid to late Victorian period, having a factory at Saint-Nicolas-d'Ailermont, the most important town for carriage clock manufacture at the time, as well as premises in Paris at Rue Debelleyme 28; previously named Rue de Limoges prior to 1867, where he joined the well-known maker Blanpain. They made superb carriage clocks which were often decorative and were awarded numerous medals at exhibitions, such as the Bronze Medal at Paris 1867, the Silver at Paris 1878 and the gold at Paris in 1889. Alfred succeeded his father Pierre in circa 1871, with the latter’s retirement when he returned to his home village with his wife Marie and daughter Melanie.
Fully restored
Dimensions
Height 6.50 inch (16.51 cm)
Stock Code
823-1
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Drocourt Paris
Leigh Extence

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