French brass carriage clock with original key
Lot 5
A rare late 19th century French brass giant gorge-cased striking and repeating carriage clock with original numbered key Made by Drocourt, retailed by J.W. Benson, Ludgate Hill, London, number 29259 2
Sold for £1,250 (US$ 2,101) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A rare late 19th century French brass giant gorge-cased striking and repeating carriage clock with original numbered key
Made by Drocourt, retailed by J.W. Benson, Ludgate Hill, London, number 29259
The ripple-moulded handle over a large bevelled glazed panel and sides to a moulded base bearing the engraving 'GL 1896' in stylised floral lettering, the twin train movement with very large silvered lever platform escapement striking and repeating on a coiled gong (strike train in need of attention), the signed cream Arabic dial with blued steel hands within a pierced and engraved mask of a central urn amid floral scrolls, sold together with the original over-sized double-ended key. 20.5cms (8.5ins) high. (2)

Footnotes

  • James William Benson is recorded as retailing clocks in Ludgate Hill between 1857-1936 and perhaps later. The company became limited in 1892.
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