A 19th century French Grande Sonnorie gilt brass carriage clock with push repeat Drocourt, Paris
Lot 450
A 19th century French Grande Sonnorie gilt brass carriage clock with push repeat Drocourt, Paris
Sold for £562 (US$ 933) inc. premium
Auction Details
The Chester Sale Chester
6 Dec 2012 11:00 GMT

Auction 20172
Lot Details
A 19th century French Grande Sonnorie gilt brass carriage clock with push repeat
Drocourt, Paris
Having a white-enamelled black Roman dial with moon hands, indistinctly inscribed "PAGE KEEN & PAGE, PLYMOUTH", the two-train movement with original lever platform escapement, half-hour striking on a bell, stamped in an oval "D&C" with carriage clock between, numbered 7942, in a one piece case with bevelled glass. Sold with winder. 12.5cm (5") high excluding handle

Footnotes

  • Pierre and Alfred Drocourt were highly regarded carriage clock makers. The son, Alfred, succeeded Pierre to the family business. Pierre Drocourt exhibited in the 1860s and Alfred in 1880 and 1889, with numerous medals to their credit. They retained workshops both in Paris (Rue Debelleyme and Rue de Limoges) and in Saint-Nicolas-d'Aliermont. Both used the distinctive trademark: D and C with a carriage clock between.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that this clock is not Grande Sonnorie as described, it is an hour and half hour repeater.
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