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Henri Jacot, Paris for C.J. Dent - A Rare One-Piece Carriage Clock

Made circa 1855, the eight-day duration movement strikes the hours and half-hours on a bell, with a push button repeat at will to the top and has a platform lever escapament fitted with a club-tooth escape wheel. The backplate is engraved with both the arrow stamp and design of the word ‘Hands’ as used by Henri Jacot, and is numbered 297. The lower part of the backplate is signed in script for the retailer C.J. Dent, Paris. The white enamel dial has black Roman hour numerals, blued steel trefoil hands and is signed to either side of VI o’clock for  C.J. Dent, Paris. The rear of the dial is marked for the dial maker Étienne Valat, who was working at rue Montmorency 7, just a few doors from Henri Jacot. The gilded one-piece case is of a design utilised at this period by Paul Garnier. Although unsigned, the movement is identical to others seen as signed for Henri Jacot, and includes the double-finned dial pillars, the unique layout of the underdial work, and the style of engraving to the lettering of the signature amongst other features. These are all seen on serial number 489, a relatively early signed Jacot clock, details of which are available for comparison, and which was made a few months later to this example at his workshops in the centre of Saint-Nicolas- d’Aliermont, a town outside Dieppe famous for producing some of the finest clocks and movements of the period. Some features used are unique to the movements of Jacot and were still used for a time in the clocks manufactured a few years later, in the mid-1860s, when their first more well-known clocks were made, being those stamped with their oval poinçon and shortly after, the HJ trademark. This clock was made before the business became more commercial, under the leadership of Henri’s brother Julien and then nephew Albert Jacot, and was made in what I term Period II, from when, my research confirms, that Henri Jacot had set-up his workshops in the town in 1853. Height: 5 inches (12.5 cms): handle down: 5¾ inches (14.5 cms): handle up 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. 

Price: On application

Ref: 1369

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Henri Jacot, Paris for C.J. Dent- A Rare One-Piece Carriage Clock

Made circa 1855, the eight-day duration movement strikes the hours and half-hours on a bell, with a push button repeat at will to the top and has a platform lever escapament fitted with a club-tooth escape wheel. The backplate is engraved with both the arrow stamp and design of the word ‘Hands’ as used by Henri Jacot, and is numbered 297. The lower part of the backplate is signed in script for the retailer C.J. Dent, Paris. The white enamel dial has black Roman hour numerals, blued steel trefoil hands and is signed to either side of VI o’clock for C.J. Dent, Paris. The rear of the dial is marked for the dial maker Étienne Valat, who was working at rue Montmorency 7, just a few doors from Henri Jacot. The gilded one-piece case is of a design utilised at this period by Paul Garnier. Although unsigned, the movement is identical to others seen as signed for Henri Jacot, and includes the double-finned dial pillars, the unique layout of the underdial work, the style of engraving to the lettering of the signature amongst other features. These are all seen on serial number 489, a relatively early signed Jacot clock, details of which are available for comparison, and which was made a few months later to this example at his workshops in the centre of Saint-Nicolas-d’Aliermont, a town outside Dieppe famous for producing some of the finest clocks and movements of the period. Some features used are unique to the movements of Jacot and were still used for a time in the clocks manufactured a few years later, in the mid-1860s, when their first more well-known clocks were made, being those stamped with their oval poinçon and shortly after, the HJ trademark. This clock was made before the business became more commercial, under the leadership of Henri’s brother Julien and then nephew Albert Jacot, and was made in what I term Period II, from when, my research confirms, that Henri Jacot had set-up his workshops in the town in 1853. Height: 5 inches (12.5 cms): handle down: 5¾ inches (14.5 cms): handle up Please click on images to enlarge: Any additional images are shown below

Henri Jacot, Paris

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.

Price: On Application

Ref: 1369

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