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Holingue Freres - A Finely Engraved Carriage Clock for Demeur

A finely engraved Corniche carriage clock signed for Demeur à Bruxelles. The eight-day duration movement strikes the hour and half-hour on a bell with a repeat button to the top allowing the hour to be struck at will, with the alarm sounding on the bell. The silvered platform lever escapement has a club-tooth balance. Although the backplate of the movement is unsigned, the frontplate is stamped with the initials H.L. for the maker of the blanc roulant, and quite probably the complete clock, Holingue frères, along with their serial number 10962, along with the clock serial number 1188. The white enamel dial has blue Roman hour numerals, blued steel moon hands, and is signed A. Demeur à Bruxelles, Hor du Roi,  (Clockmaker to the King), and has a finely engraved gilded masked surround. Leigh Extence notes: For further details of Holingue frères and Drocourt see my 2014 Exhibition catalogue: Pierre & Alfred Drocourt: An Exhibition of Carriage Clocks. Height: 7 inches (15.5 cms) Handle up: 5¾ inches (13 cms) handle down Please click on images to enlarge: Any additional images are shown below

Holingue Freres

The Holingue brothers, Jean-Francois and Louis, were fine makers of carriage clocks, having taken over the Saint-Nicolas- d’Aliermont business of their father Jean-Baptiste in the mid-1840s, following a short period of Jean-Francois working alone as Holingue fils. They supplied many of the top makers of the period with both movements and complete clocks including Paul Garnier, Moise Bolviller, Athanese Bourdin, Leroy and Drocourt. Alfred Drocourt bought the Saint-Nicolas house and workshops from the Holingue family in circa 1875 following the decision by Louis-Albert, son of Louis, to settle in Paris having married the daughter of the carriage clock maker Victor Reclus.

Price: On Application

Ref: D383

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Leigh Extence Fine Antique Clocks

Holingue Freres- A Finely Engraved Carriage Clock for Demeur

A finely engraved Corniche carriage clock signed for Demeur à Bruxelles. The eight-day duration movement strikes the hour and half-hour on a bell with a repeat button to the top allowing the hour to be struck at will, with the alarm sounding on the bell. The silvered platform lever escapement has a club-tooth balance. Although the backplate of the movement is unsigned, the frontplate is stamped with the initials H.L. for the maker of the blanc roulant, and quite probably the complete clock, Holingue frères, along with their serial number 10962, along with the clock serial number 1188. The white enamel dial has blue Roman hour numerals, blued steel moon hands, and is signed A. Demeur à Bruxelles, Hor du Roi, (Clockmaker to the King), and has a finely engraved gilded masked surround. Leigh Extence notes: For further details of Holingue frères and Drocourt see my 2014 Exhibition catalogue: Pierre & Alfred Drocourt: An Exhibition of Carriage Clocks. Height: 7 inches (15.5 cms) Handle up: 5¾ inches (13 cms) handle down Please click on images to enlarge: Any additional images are shown below

Holingue Freres

The Holingue brothers, Jean-Francois and Louis, were fine makers of carriage clocks, having taken over the Saint-Nicolas-d’Aliermont business of their father Jean-Baptiste in the mid- 1840s, following a short period of Jean-Francois working alone as Holingue fils. They supplied many of the top makers of the period with both movements and complete clocks including Paul Garnier, Moise Bolviller, Athanese Bourdin, Leroy and Drocourt. Alfred Drocourt bought the Saint-Nicolas house and workshops from the Holingue family in circa 1875 following the decision by Louis-Albert, son of Louis, to settle in Paris having married the daughter of the carriage clock maker Victor Reclus. Research   into   the   Holingue   family   and   their   cloks,   along   with   that   on   the   Jacot   and   Drocourt families,   is   still   on-going   and   I   would   be   most   grateful   to   hear   of   any   clocks   by   them   to   my database.

Price: On Application

Ref: D383

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