Drocourt is amongst the finest, if not the finest, makers of French carriage clocks in the second half of the 19th Century. Pierre Drocourt was exhibiting carriage clocks in the 1860s and his son Alfred did so in the 1880s. The latter had workshops in Paris and Saint-Nicolas-d'Aliermont.
The porcelain panels on the present clock are of notably high quality. Although the panels are in the Sèvres style of porcelain by this time most porcelain factories had left the Paris region and it is probable they were produced in Limoges, where the skills required to hand paint panels persisted.