Drocourt Engraved Oval Carriage Clock


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Object Description

A finely engraved oval carriage clock by Drocourt of Paris, one of the leading names in carriage clock makers of the 1870s.

The case has well-defined engraving and has been regilded to restore it to its former glory. All glasses are beveled and perfect.

​The eight-day movement has the original silvered platform lever escapement and strikes the hours and the passing of the half hour on a coiled gong. The movement backplate is stamped with the Drocourt’s trademark, a ‘D’ & a ‘C’ either side of a carriage click. It also bears the serial number  12884 on the back-plate, the front-plate and dial-plate. The wheel work all has straight crossings. The strike repeats on depressing a button on the top of the case.

The white enamel dial is set behind a finely engraved gilded mask. The enamel remains in perfect original condition. It has black Roman hour numerals, Arabic outer five-minute numerals, and is signed for the retailer, AIRD & THOMSON, PARIS. Below the main dial is an alarm dial, also in perfect condition.

Blued steel breguet-style hands.

Object History

The Aird & Thomson partnership commenced in 1865 at 1 Renfield Street, Glasgow, and then at 139 Buchanan Street, Glasgow. It was not uncommon for jewellers to add a Paris address when they were retailing fine French goods.

Object Condition

Overhauled and guaranteed for 3 years.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)1935 713333

Dealer Location

Bank Farm,
Lower Odcombe,
BA22 8TY

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