London, South Kensington
5 July 2011
A FRENCH ENGRAVED GILT-BRASS AND PORCELAIN-MOUNTED STRIKING AND REPEATING CARRIAGE CLOCK WITH ALARM
DROCOURT, PARIS, NO. 11235, RETAILED BY HENRY CAPT, GENEVA. CIRCA 1885
The dial signed 'HENRY CAPT/GENVE', alarm ring below, blued steel hands the movement with twin going barrels, bimetallic lever balance to silvered platform escapement, strike/repeat/alarm on gong to back plate stamped for Drocourt, repeat retail signature, numbered '11235'
5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) high, handle down
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Pierre and Alfred Drocourt were highly regarded carriage clock makers. The son, Alfred, succeeded Pierre to the family business. Pierre Drocourt exhibited in the 1860s and Alfred in 1880 and 1889, with numerous medals to their credit.
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