French repeating Carriage Clock with Alarm by Alfred DrocourtPrice: £1850
Stock No. 1152/2021/QSA
A good and quite early French Strike/Repeating Carriage Clock with ‘Alarum’ in a ‘Gorge’ case, by the famous maker Alfred Drocourt.
The ‘gorge’ cased clock is in good original condition. The top glass is rectangular, allowing for excellent viewing of the inner workings. The enamelled dial has painted roman numerals with diamond quarter markers. It also retains its original blued steel ‘moon’ hands, typical of this period.
The clocks 8-day movement retains its original platform lever escapement and strikes hours and half-hours on a bell, repeating the last hour at will by depressing the top-mounted button. There is a subsidiary dial for the Alarum function, which has it’s own winding train and adjuster, it also strikes with a separate hammer. The back of the movement is stamped W. PAYNE, 163 New Bond Street (the retailer) who almost exclusively bought all their clocks from the famous maker Alfred Drocourt.
Complete with original key.
Date: The serial number ’41’ suggests that this clock was produced around c.1860.
Height (handle ‘up’): 6.25 inches (16cm)