Large Drocourt antique carriage clock w/key - c. 1895/1900 - restored June 2019

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Seller: s_r_llewellyn (253) 100%, Location: WESTFIELD, Ships to: GB, Item: 293225738234 A high quality French large timepiece carriage clock by renown maker, Drocourt of Paris c1895. It is 7" tall with handle raised, making it a "Calibre No.3" the largest of the full-sized carriage clocks.Pristine white enamelled dial and serial number 35710 (also stamped on backplate and in movement). Elegantly proportioned brass case with cast handle. Bevelled panels and oval top window displaying its silvered, jewelled lever platform escapement. Black roman numerals and minute ring with blued steel hands. A timepiece single barrel movement with star wheel stop work (to prevent overwind). Backplate stamped with the Drocourt mark (D and C either-side of a clock within an oval) and serial number 35710. Supplied with double-ended brass key. Excellent time-keeper. Combination of maker and retailer making this a very desirable piece.Fully cleaned and restored in June 2019, but retaining its antique brass patina. Restored by Julius Pidduck, Clock repairers of Deal, Kent on 13/06/2019Pierre & Alfred Drocourt were one of the top makers of carriage clocks in the mid to late Victorian period, having a factory at Saint-Nicolas-d’Ailermont in France, which was the most important town for carriage clock manufacture at the time. They also had premises in Paris at Rue Debelleyme 28 and Rue de Limoges. The son, Alfred Drocourt, succeeded his father Pierre Drocourt sometime in the 1870s. Pierre & Alfred Drocourt made superb carriage clocks that 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.Please look carefully at the pictures, if you require further HD pictures please do not hesitate to contact me.Prefer collection, but will package and post. Age: Antique, Pre-1900, Material: Brass, Type: Mantel/ Carriage Clock, Features: 8-Day, Sub-Type: Carriage Clock, Clock Type: Mantel/ Carriage Clock

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