Gilded Drocourt Strike Repeat Carriage Clock
A newly regilded striking carriage clock by Drocourt, with alarm and strike-repeat functions. The clock movement is stamped with Drocourt’s trademark, a D and a C, separated by a carriage clock, and the serial number 11936. This dates the clock to the mid-1870s.
The Cannelée-styled case has a one-way folding handle over the oval glass top, all four sides and top with perfect beveled glasses. The white enamel dial is also in pristine condition, signed for the original retailer W.W. LOGAN, PARIS.
The eight day movement retains the original silvered platform with an agreed two-part bridge. The wheel crossings are all straight, and the gong black is signed F.D. It strikes on a coiled gong, with a separate hammer for the alarm. This clock is also stamped to the underside of the base, over the screw hole for the bottom plate, with the Drocourt oval trade and serial number.
Leigh Extence has carried out considerable research into the life and works of Drocourt, and this clock is identical to serial number 11404, as detailed in several places in his 2014 catalogue
Original matching breguet-style hands.
Height (handle up) 7″ (17.5cms)
Overhauled and guaranteed for 3 years.
Pierre & Alfred Drocourt were among the top makers of carriage clocks in the mid to late Victorian period, having a factory at Saint-Nicolas-d’Ailermont in France, and 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.