London, South Kensington
23 November 2010
A FRANCO-JAPANESE CARVED PADOUK STRIKING TABLE CLOCK
MOVEMENT STAMPED FOR DROCOURT, NO. 20091, RETAILED BY F. HUBEL, LONDON. CIRCA 1880
Gilt-brass dial with calendar apertures above the dial with adjustable Japanese characters and blued steel hands, the purpose-made twin spring barrels movement, platform lever escapement mounted vertically on back plate above gong, stamp for Drocourt and numbered 20097, retail signature 'F. Hubel/233 Regent Street'
13½ in. (34.5 cm.) high
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Please note that there are two splits to the rear glass.
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