Made by Drocourt for J.W. Benson, this striking repeating eight day carriage clock is of fine quality, and in excellent condition throughout.
The corniche styled case is 6½ inches in height with the handle up. It has been regilded, and all glasses are in pristine condition.
The perfect cream enamel dial is signed for J.W. Benson, and has Roman numerals within an outer minute track. It has fine blued steel moon hands. An angled gilt rectangular border to the dial finishes it off nicely, where usually there is a void.
The 8-day movement strikes and repeats the hours on a gong. The movement backplate is stamped with the serial number 14841, and the Drocourt trademark, a ‘D’ and ‘C’ with an image of a carriage clock between them (partially obscured by the gong in the photo). The original silvered platform has a two-part angled bridge. This is one of the earliest Drocourt clocks where the movement is held to the base plate with two screws to each pillar. The serial number is repeated on the dial plate and case.