5 July 2002,
Price realised GBP 4,780
GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000
A French gilt and silvered brass and champlevé enamel mounted grande sonnerie carriage clock with alarm
Drocourt, No.19088. Circa 1895
The pillars case with projecting ringed columns to each angle and on squab feet, the sides mounted with champlevé enamel panels decorated in cream and gold with flowers on a royal blue ground, the conforming dial with gilt Roman chapter ring, blued steel hands, with subsidiary seconds ring below, the twin barrel movement with silvered platform to a lever escapement with bimetallic balance, strike/repeat/alarm on two gongs to the back plate, stamped for Drocourt and numbered 19088, with three-position sonnerie adjustment lever (English inscription) to a silvered base plate with repeat number
6 1/3in. (16cm.) high
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See also lot 46.
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