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FS16: Two Day Fine Art Sale

Drocourt, Paris, An Engraved Anglaise Carriage Clock

Auction Lot FS16/640

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.

Drocourt, Paris, An Engraved Anglaise Carriage Clock (FS16/640) offered in our Two Day Fine Sale starting on 31st October 2012 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

Lot Description

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.

Price Realised

£1,750

Department

Works of Art & Clocks

Fine Art Category

Carriage Clocks

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Sale Information

FS16: Two Day Fine Art Sale
Wednesday, 31st October 2012
Thursday, 1st November 2012

Okehampton Street, Exeter

This lot will be sold after 12:30pm on Thursday, 1st November 2012 as part of the Collectors' Items, Clocks and Works of Art section of the sale.

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