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FS39: Two Day Fine Art Sale

Holingue Frères, A French Gorge Carriage Clock

Auction Lot FS39/727

Holingue Frères, a French Gorge carriage clock the eight-day duration movement having a silvered platform lever escapement and striking the hours and half-hours on a bell, with push button repeat of the last hour at will, the backplate stamped with the serial number 5585 with the frontplate stamped with the initials HL for the maker Holingue frères, the white enamel dial having black Roman numerals, a subsidiary alarm dial, blued steel moon hands and signed for the retailer G Taylor & Son, Paris, the gorge case with typical five-bail handle, height 17.5cm (handle up) 14.5cm (handle down). * Biography Jean-Francois and the younger Louis Holingue were the sons of the carriage clock maker Jean Baptiste and worked in the clockmaking town of Saint-Nicolas-d'Aliermont, near to Dieppe, producing the rough movements for a number of well-known makers including Paul Garnier and Bolviller; with Louis-Albert Holingue, the son and likely successor of Louis, married and settled in Paris with seemingly little interest in returning to the town, the brothers sold their workshops and equipment to Alfred Drocourt in 1875, having supplied Drocourt for a number of years with movements for his own clocks finished in Paris.

Holingue Frères, A French Gorge Carriage Clock (FS39/727) offered in our Two Day Fine Art Sale starting on 10th July 2018 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

Lot Description

Holingue Frères, a French Gorge carriage clock the eight-day duration movement having a silvered platform lever escapement and striking the hours and half-hours on a bell, with push button repeat of the last hour at will, the backplate stamped with the serial number 5585 with the frontplate stamped with the initials HL for the maker Holingue frères, the white enamel dial having black Roman numerals, a subsidiary alarm dial, blued steel moon hands and signed for the retailer G Taylor & Son, Paris, the gorge case with typical five-bail handle, height 17.5cm (handle up) 14.5cm (handle down). * Biography Jean-Francois and the younger Louis Holingue were the sons of the carriage clock maker Jean Baptiste and worked in the clockmaking town of Saint-Nicolas-d'Aliermont, near to Dieppe, producing the rough movements for a number of well-known makers including Paul Garnier and Bolviller; with Louis-Albert Holingue, the son and likely successor of Louis, married and settled in Paris with seemingly little interest in returning to the town, the brothers sold their workshops and equipment to Alfred Drocourt in 1875, having supplied Drocourt for a number of years with movements for his own clocks finished in Paris.

Notes

Reference Leigh Extence, Pierre and Alfred Drocourt, An Exhibition of Carriage Clocks, Catalogue 2014.

Price Realised

£450

Department

Works of Art & Clocks

Fine Art Category

Carriage Clocks

Sale Information

FS39: Two Day Fine Art Sale
Tuesday, 10th July 2018
Okehampton Street, Exeter

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