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Pierre and Alfred Drocourt

Information about French carriage clockmakers Pierre and Alfred Drocourt

Pierre & Alfred Drocourt were one of the top makers of carriage clocks in the mid to late Victorian period, having a factory at Saint-Nicolas-d’Ailermont in France, which was the most important town for carriage clock manufacture at the time. They also had premises in Paris at Rue Debelleyme 28 and Rue de Limoges.

Pierre & Alfred Drocourt made superb carriage clocks that 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.

The son, Alfred Drocourt, succeeded his father Pierre Drocourt sometime in the 1870s.

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Lot FS30/745

Lot FS30/745: Drocourt of Paris, A Petite-sonnerie Gorge Cased Carriage Clock

Drocourt of Paris, a petite-sonnerie gorge cased carriage clock the eight-day duration movement striking the hours on a gong and the quarters on two-gongs and having a replaced platform lever escapement, with alarm, the backplate stamped with the Drocourt trademark the initials DC either side of a clock and serial number 16403, along with the retailers name and serial number Le Roy et Fils, Palais Royale 13 & 15, Paris, 11473, the inside of the plates stamped with a further Drocourt trademark and blanc roulant number 2416, the white enamel dial with black Roman numerals, Arabic outer numerals, blued steel moon hands and a subsidiary alarm dial, the brass gorge case having a five-bail handle and stamped to the underside with a repeat of the serial number, along with a lever for 'sonnerie/silence', height 13.5cm handle down, 15.5cm handle up.

Estimate: £400 - £600
Realised: £700

Lot FS29/852

Lot FS29/852: Drocourt, Paris, A Cannalee Carriage Clock

Drocourt, Paris, a Cannalee carriage clock the eight-day duration movement striking the hours and half-hours on a gong, with push button repeat, the backplate stamped with the serial number 16974 giving a date of manufacture of 1880 and stamped within the movement plates with the oval trademark for Drocourt, with a replaced platform lever escapement, the white enamel dial with black Roman numerals and blued steel moon hands, the Cannalee style case with a five-ribbed handle, height 18cm, including handle.

Estimate: £180 - £220
Realised: £450

Lot FS27/649

Lot FS27/649: Drocourt, Paris, An Engraved Carriage Clock

Drocourt, Paris, an engraved carriage clock the eight-day duration movement having a platform lever escapement and striking the hours and half-hours on a gong with push repeat, the backplate stamped with the trademark for Drocourt and numbered 6296, the white enamel dial with black Roman numerals, Arabic outer five minute numerals and blued steel spade hands, with an engraved gilt-brass mask, the corniche case with engraved decoration, height 18cm (handle down), 21cm (handle up).

Estimate: £800 - £1,000
Realised: £2,900

Lot FS27/643

Lot FS27/643: Drocourt, Paris, A French Carriage Clock

Drocourt, Paris, a French carriage clock the eight-day duration movement having a platform lever escapement and striking the hours and half hours on a gong, the backplate stamped with the trademark for Drocourt and serial number 15560, the white enamel dial with black Roman numerals, fleur-de-lys blued steel hands and a gilded sight ring, the Corniche case stamped to the edge of the underside with the serial number 4214, being that of the London retailer Grohe of Wigmore Street, height 13.5cm(without handle) 16.5cm (with handle).

Estimate: £220 - £240
Realised: £180

Lot FS22/804

Lot FS22/804: Drocourt, A French Carriage Clock

Drocourt, a French carriage clock the eight-day duration movement having a later replaced platform escapement, striking the hours and half hours on a gong, the backplate stamped with the trademark for Drocourt and numbered 17512, the dial with gothic-shaped blue numerals, shaped blued steel hands and gilt-brass engine-turned mask, the case with ringed pillars to the four corners and matching handle, height 18cm (handle up) 16cm (handle down).

Estimate: £600 - £700
Realised: £650

Lot FS22/803

Lot FS22/803: Drocourt, A French Carriage Clock

Drocourt, a French carriage clock the eight-day duration movement having a platform lever escapement and striking the hours and half hours on a gong with push button repeat, the backplate stamped with the trademark for Drocourt of Paris, serial number 14068 and the name of the retailer Klaftenberger, Paris, the white enamel dial with black Roman numerals, Arabic five-minute outer numerals, blued steel moon hands and signed Klaftenberger, 157 Regent St & Paris, height 18cm (handle up) 15cm (handle down).

Estimate: £250 - £300
Realised: £580

Lot FS16/640

Lot FS16/640: Drocourt, Paris, An Engraved Anglaise Carriage Clock

Drocourt, Paris, an engraved Anglaise carriage clock the eight-day duration movement having a platform lever escapement and striking the hours and half hours on a gong with push button repeat, the backplate stamped with the trademark of Drocourt along with the serial number 14591, the white enamel dial with black Roman numerals, blued steel moon hands and engraved mask, the Anglaise case fully engraved with c-scroll decoration including to the shaped handle, complete with numbered leather travelling box, height: 15cm (handle down): 18.5cm (handle up) * Pierre & Alfred Drocourt 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 and Rue de Limoges. 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. the son, Alfred, succeeded his father Pierre sometime in the 1870s.

Estimate: £800 - £1,200
Realised: £1,750

Lot FS13/491

Lot FS13/491: Drocourt A Paris, An Engraved Gorge Cased French Striking Carriage Clock

Drocourt a Paris, an engraved Gorge cased French striking carriage clock, the eight-day duration movement having a platform lever escapement and striking the hours and half hours on a gong with push repeat and numbered '5758' to the backplate, stamped between the plates with the secret trademark for Drocourt of Paris, the white enamel dial having an engine turned gilt mask, black Roman numerals and blued steel moon hands, the Gorge case profusely engraved with floral decoration, with shuttered winding holes to the engraved solid back door, the inside engraved with the retailer's details 'J M Baab, 19 Gerrard St, Soho, London', height: 13.5cm (handle down).

Estimate: £600 - £800
Realised: £2,100