A good, dated, late 19th century French brass petite sonnerie gorge cased carriage clock with alarm Drocourt, 10757 1

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Lot 13
A good, dated, late 19th century French brass petite sonnerie gorge cased carriage clock with alarm
Drocourt, 10757 1

Sold for £ 1,785 (US$ 2,388) inc. premium

Fine Clocks

19 Jun 2019, 14:00 BST

London, New Bond Street

A good, dated, late 19th century French brass petite sonnerie gorge cased carriage clock with alarm
Drocourt, 10757
The rippled handle over bevelled glass panels and repeat button, the base engraved '1er Janvier 1877' the circular enamel Roman and Arabic dial with Breguet style blued steel hands over a subsidiary alarm dial set within an elaborate foliate engraved mask, the movement with silvered lever platform escapement with bimetallic balance, striking and repeating on a pair of blued steel gongs (the block stamped F.D.) on the stamped and numbered backplate, with two position selection lever below marked 'Striking-Silent'.

16.5cms (6ins) (1)

Footnotes

  • Pierre and Alfred Drocourt were among the top makers of carriage clocks in the mid to late 19th century, having a factory at Saint-Nicolas-d'Ailermont,and in Paris at Rue Debelleyme 28 and Rue de Limoges. They made superb carriage clocks that were often highly decorative and were awarded numerous medals at exhibitions, such as the Bronze medal in Paris 1867, the Silver in Paris 1878and the Gold medal in Paris 1889. The son, Alfred Drocourt, succeeded his father Pierre Drocourt sometime in the 1870s.

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