French Strike/Repeating CARRIAGE CLOCK by Alfred DROCOURT

Price: £1950
Stock No. 803/2020/QSA

 

An excellent French Strike/Repeating brass CARRIAGE CLOCK by the famous Parisian clock-maker Alfred DROCOURT, in a ‘Gorge’ style case.

The 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.

The back of the movement is engraved by the highly regarded London retailer Payne & Co of 163 New Bond Street, known to almost exclusively buy all their clocks from Drocourt. The backplate also bears the clocks serial number 1704, which helps to date it between 1860-65.

This item comes complete with its original embossed leather travelling case and a (later numbered) Drocourt key.

Date: c.1860-1865.

Height (handle up):  6 inches (15cm)