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Drocourt, Paris - A Silver Carriage Clock with a Case by Macrea

A small silver cased carriage clock by Alfred Drocourt of Paris. The eight-day duration movement has a platform lever escapement and, unusually for a small clock of this type which are generally fitted with timepiece only movements, strikes and the hours and half-hours on a gong with a repeat via a button to the top. The backplate is stamped with the serial number 32724 along with the Drocourt trademark, the initials D.C. either side of a clock within an oval, which has oddly been stamped upside down. The round white enamel dial has black Roman hour numerals, Arabic five-minute outer numerals and blued steel spade hands. The decorative silver repoussé case has a shaped handle to the top, bun feet and his hallmarked for silver, London 1899 along with the stamped mark for the maker Frederick Bradford Macrea, the initials FBM within a shaped cartouche, who is recorded as working in Victoria Street, Westminster, London. He was manager of the Army & Navy Cooperative Society Ltd in Victoria Street with this mark used on their items, this particular design extant from 1889 until 1901. Height: 4¾ inches (12 cms): handle up Please click on images to enlarge: Any additional images are shown below

Pierre and Alfred Drocourt

Pierre Drocourt, born 1819 & his son Alfred, born 1847, were one of the top maker's of carriage clocks in the mid to late Victorian period, having a factory at Saint-Nicolas-d'Aliermont, the most important town for carriage clock manufacture at the time, as well as premises in Paris at Rue Debelleyme 28; previously named Rue de Limoges prior to 1867, where he joined the well-known maker Blanpain. They made superb carriage clocks which 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. Alfred succeeded his father Pierre in circa 1871, with the latter’s retirement when he returned to his home village with his wife Marie and daughter Melanie. For further details on the Drocourt family and their clocks, see my 2014 Exhibition catalogue available to view from the catalogue section above, where there is a summary of my research.      

Price: £2,600.00

Ref: 1353

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Drocourt, Paris - A Silver Carriage Clock with a Case by Macrea

A small silver cased carriage clock by Alfred Drocourt of Paris. The eight-day duration movement has a platform lever escapement and, unusually for a small clock of this type which are generally fitted with timepiece only movements, strikes and the hours and half- hours on a gong with a repeat via a button to the top. The backplate is stamped with the serial number 32724 along with the Drocourt trademark, the initials D.C. either side of a clock within an oval, which has oddly been stamped upside down. The round white enamel dial has black Roman hour numerals, Arabic five-minute outer numerals and blued steel spade hands. The decorative silver repoussé case has a shaped handle to the top, bun feet and his hallmarked for silver, London 1899 along with the stamped mark for the maker Frederick Bradford Macrea, the initials FBM within a shaped cartouche, who is recorded as working in Victoria Street, Westminster, London. He was manager of the Army & Navy Cooperative Society Ltd in Victoria Street with this mark used on their items, this particular design extant from 1889 until 1901. Height: 4¾ inches (12 cms): handle up Please click on images to enlarge: Any additional images are shown below

Pierre & Alfred Drocourt

Pierre Drocourt, born 1819 & his son Alfred, born 1847, were one of the top maker's of carriage clocks in the mid to late Victorian period, having a factory at Saint-Nicolas- d'Aliermont, the most important town for carriage clock manufacture at the time, as well as premises in Paris at Rue Debelleyme 28; previously named Rue de Limoges prior to 1867, where he joined the well-known maker Blanpain. They made superb carriage clocks which 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. Alfred succeeded his father Pierre in circa 1871, with the latter’s retirement when he returned to his home village with his wife Marie and daughter Melanie. For further details on the Drocourt family and their clocks, see my 2014 Exhibition catalogue available to view from the catalogue section above, where there is a summary of my research. 

Price: £2,600.00

Ref: 1353

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