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Drocourt, Paris - A Finely Engraved Carriage Clock with Porcelain Panels

A finely engraved cannalée carriage clock with interesting painted porcelain panels and dial. The eight-day duration movement strikes the hours and half-hours on a gong, with a push button repeat and has a silvered platform lever escapement, with the backplate stamped with the Drocourt trademark, the initials D.C. either side of a clock, along with the serial number 17221. The side panels depict the gardens of a rural inn where a different maiden in each is serving drinks to army officers in uniform seated below differing standards, the dial showing all four officers now seated around a table drinking together, and has black Roman hour numerals, blued steel spade hands and signed for the retailer J.E. Caldwell & Co, Philadelphia, one of the leading jewellers and silversmiths in America at this time and who had an impressive stand at the Philadelphia Exhibition of 1876, the first exhibition of its type in the country and one set up to commemorate the centenary of the American War of Independence; they retailed many fine French carriage clocks over the years. The cannalée case is beautifully engraved in floral and rococo decoration on a matted ground, typical of the best seen on Drocourt clocks, and has a fluted three bail handle Height: 5¾ inches (14.5 cms): handle down: 7 inches (18 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: Sold

Ref: 1381

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Drocourt, Paris - A Finely Engraved Carriage Clock with Porcelain Panels

A finely engraved cannalée carriage clock with interesting painted porcelain panels and dial. The eight-day duration movement strikes the hours and half-hours on a gong, with a push button repeat and has a silvered platform lever escapement, with the backplate stamped with the Drocourt trademark, the initials D.C. either side of a clock, along with the serial number 17221. The side panels depict the gardens of a rural inn where a different maiden in each is serving drinks to army officers in uniform seated below differing standards, the dial showing all four officers now seated around a table drinking together, and has black Roman hour numerals, blued steel spade hands and signed for the retailer J.E. Caldwell & Co, Philadelphia, one of the leading jewellers and silversmiths in America at this time and who had an impressive stand at the Philadelphia Exhibition of 1876, the first exhibition of its type in the country and one set up to commemorate the centenary of the American War of Independence; they retailed many fine French carriage clocks over the years. The cannalée case is beautifully engraved in floral and rococo decoration on a matted ground, typical of the best seen on Drocourt clocks, and has a fluted three bail handle. Height: 5¾ inches (14.5 cms): handle down: 7 inches (18 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: On Application

Ref: 1381

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