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Seller: clockbroker (125) 100%, Location: Mansfield, Ships to: GB, Item: 122749763300 MINIATURE CARRIAGE CLOCK LIMOGES PANELS - Drocourt MINIATURE CARRIAGE CLOCK LIMOGES PANELS - Drocourt Click images to enlarge Description This is a particulary nice miniature carriage clock which can be dated to the last quarter of the 19th Century and is decorated with beautiful Limoges enamel panels. The 8 day timepiece movement is in perfect working order having been professionally cleaned and bears the manufacturers stamp of Drocourt and the serial number of 15340 . It is of superb quality and retains its original silvered platform escapement. Pierre & 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. 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. The son, Alfred Drocourt, succeeded his father Pierre Drocourt sometime in the 1870s. The case style is a simplified variant of the gorge case called the Cannelee which has been nickel plated from new and the silver colour really enhances the dark Limoges enamel panels which are remarkably well detailed and highlighted by subtle flesh tone colours . Importantly they are in perfect , undamaged condition. Unusually the original winding key is present and similary plated. The leather bound case is also in excellent condition The overall condition is lovely . There is a tiny amount of the brass showing through in parts if you look very closely but this is hugely exaggerated in the images due to the high magnification.In normal use it virtually cannot be seen. The images should show prospective buyers all they need to see but a personal inspection is very welcome. The clock is 3 inches tall ,handle down and 3 3/4 with the handle raised.It is 2 inches wide and 1 3/4 deep Although I provide detailed photographs to the best of my ability this clock really needs to be personally viewed to appreciate to quality. This is a genuine and original clock and I offer a full money back guarantee to this end. If a prospective purchaser wishes to contact me directly my contact details are at the bottom of the listing. UK buyers are asked to use alternative means of payment to Pay Pal if at all possible. If the asking price is paid in full I will have provide a 12 months guarantee and ship the clock for free worldwide. If a lesser offer is accepted it will be considered a trade sale with the clock sold as described I will ship this clock worldwide and we are experienced in this process Guesstimate shipping rates are as follows; Europe £30 USA £50 Asia and Australia £ 75 Payment Alternative means of payment to Pay Pal are prefered if at all possible.Goods will not be shipped unles paid for in full Shipping Ebay and Pay pal cxharges are incurred on shipping and these with be added to the total shipping costs.Most items will be shipped worlwide and generally by UPS or similar service which is tracked and signed for.I will not sent items which are not tracked and signed for.Collection is available.Delivery is possible depending on your location for reasonable expences.Goods will be packed as well as possible which will increase charges slightly due to larger box sizes but no-one wants the item damaged.NO COURIER WILL INSURE ANTIQUES SO PLEASE THAT IN MIND.PLEASE TAKE OUT YOUR OWN SEPERATE INSURANCE IF YOU REQUIRE IT. Terms of Sale Please ask all questions before bidding.Items can be viewed prior to sale.Please do not on items if you do not intention of completing the transaction.Contact me if you have any problems as I want you to buy again.If you see an item and require a little time to pay please get in touch and terms may be arranged to our mutual satisfaction About Us I have been involved in antique clocks and barometers for nearly 30 years with customers worldwide although I am new to Ebay.I firmly believe that business should be done with integrity and honesty.I prefer genuine and untouched items and will sell them as such to keep costs down.We have no intention of misleading our customers in any way and will provide the best service possible.If you encounter any problems then please get in touch. Contact Us We can be contacted at where the necessary details can be found Pictures sell! Auctiva Offers Free Image Hosting and Editing.250+ Listing Templates! Auctiva gets you noticed! The complete eBay Selling Solution. Track Page Views With Auctiva's FREE Counter Condition: Excellent and in perfect working order

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