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Henri Jacot - A Corniche Grande-sonnerie Carriage Clock

A corniche cased carriage clock which has an eight-day duration movement with grande-sonnerie striking; with a lever on the underside of the base allowing either for sounding the hours and quarters at each quarter (grande-sonnerie); the quarters on two gongs at each quarter and the hour on the hour (petite-sonnerie) or silent with no striking, with push button repeat at will. The backplate is stamped with the trademark for Henri Jacot, the initials H.J. either side of a parrot on a perch, a Jacot being a South African grey parrot, along with the serial number 11948. The white enamel dial has black Roman numerals, Arabic five-minute markings and blued steel moon hands. The movement is of the type made by Baveux Frères, Alfred junior and Louis, at their Saint-Nicolas-d’Aliermont workshops; with the thicker, double-finned dial pillars and all-steel under-dial work. The platform escapement is of a superior type that Jacot sometimes used on the grande-sonnerie clocks with a Brequet overcoil to the hairspring and the steel bridge across the index arm. The underside of the platform is stamped with the serial number 5719 alongside a gothic y which my research suggests is quite probably the Swiss escapement maker Yersin, described by Tripplen, when reporting on the 1889 Paris Exposition as a maker whose “...work was well made. All this work finds its way to Paris or Saint-Nicolas-d’Aliermont...” The serial number 11948 indicates date of manufacture of circa 1899. Contained in a gilded brass corniche case. Height: 6 inches (15.25 cms) Please click on images to enlarge: Any additional images are shown below

Henri Jacot

I have been researching the clocks and lives of Henri Jacot and his family for a number of years now and have unearthed information hitherto unknown which has greatly added to our knowledge of the family as well as debunking some previously held views and confirming others that were of uncertain origin. To read a summary of my work please go to the exhibition page and view the catalogue that was published to coincide with my 2013 Jacot Exhibition of some forty-plus clocks as well as revealing some of the previously unknown history of Jacot. This research, along with that on the Drocourt family, is still on-going an I would be most grateful to hear of any clocks by both Jacot & Drocourt to add to my database. Alfred-Raoul and Louis Baveux had workshops in Saint-Nicolas-d’Aliermont having taken over from their father Alfred Baveux who had died relatively young, aged forty-five, in 1891. It was Alfred who we know made the Jacot grande-sonnerie clocks from 1880 until 1883 and which were stamped with his AB trademark. In turn he had taken over from his father, Louis, who had founded the Baveux business in 1846 and who worked alongside Henri Jacot from at least 1853 and who signed Henri Jacot’s death certificate in 1868.

Price: £4,600.00

Ref: 1317

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Henri Jacot - A Corniche Grande-sonnerie Striking Carriage Clock

A corniche cased carriage clock which has an eight-day duration movement with grande- sonnerie striking; with a lever on the underside of the base allowing either for sounding the hours and quarters at each quarter (grande-sonnerie); the quarters on two gongs at each quarter and the hour on the hour (petite-sonnerie) or silent with no striking, with push button repeat at will. The backplate is stamped with the trademark for Henri Jacot, the initials H.J. either side of a parrot on a perch, a Jacot being a South African grey parrot, along with the serial number 11948. The white enamel dial has black Roman numerals, Arabic five- minute markings and blued steel moon hands. The movement is of the type made by Baveux Frères, Alfred junior and Louis, at their Saint-Nicolas-d’Aliermont workshops; with the thicker, double-finned dial pillars and all-steel under-dial work. The platform escapement is of a superior type that Jacot sometimes used on the grande-sonnerie clocks with a Brequet overcoil to the hairspring and the steel bridge across the index arm. The underside of the platform is stamped with the serial number 5719 alongside a gothic y which my research suggests is quite probably the Swiss escapement maker Yersin, described by Tripplen, when reporting on the 1889 Paris Exposition as a maker whose “...work was well made. All this work finds its way to Paris or Saint-Nicolas-d’Aliermont...” The serial number 11948 indicates date of manufacture of circa 1899. Contained in a gilded brass corniche case. Height: 6 inches (15.25 cms) Please click on images to enlarge: Any additional images are shown below

Henri Jacot

I have been researching the clocks and lives of Henri Jacot and his family for a number of years now and have unearthed information hitherto unknown which has greatly added to our knowledge of the family as well as debunking some previously held views and confirming others that were of uncertain origin. To read a summary of my work please go to the exhibition page and view the catalogue that was published to coincide with my 2013 Jacot Exhibition of some forty-plus clocks as well as revealing some of the previously unknown history of Jacot. This research, along with that on the Drocourt family, is still on- going an I would be most grateful to hear of any clocks by both Jacot & Drocourt to add to my database. Alfred-Raoul and Louis Baveux had workshops in Saint-Nicolas-d’Aliermont having taken over from their father Alfred Baveux who had died relatively young, aged forty-five, in 1891. It was Alfred who we know made the Jacot grande-sonnerie clocks from 1880 until 1883 and which were stamped with his AB trademark. In turn he had taken over from his father, Louis, who had founded the Baveux business in 1846 and who worked alongside Henri Jacot from at least 1853 and who signed Henri Jacot’s death certificate in 1868.

Price: £4,600.00

Ref: 1317

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