Price: £785
Stock No. 5305/k

HENRI JACOT: a fine, quite large and impressive French CARRIAGE CLOCK, totally original and in perfect working order. The case is of “Gorge” design (the most expensive ‘standard’ case produced) with perfect bevelled glass panels to all sides and a large bevelled panel to the top. The eight-day movement retains its good original platform lever escapement and strikes hours and half-hours on a gong and repeats hours at will via the upper button to the front. Perfect enamel dial and original blued steel ‘spade’ hands. It is signed with the Jacot trademark to the backplate. Just over 7ins (18cms) high with handle raised. Guaranteed for at least two years.

circa 1880

** A “jacot” is French for a parrot, or “pretty polly”. Hence the use by Henri Jacot of the trademark of a parrot on a stand bracketed by the initials “H” and “J” which can be seen on the image of the backplate.