A fine gorge case carriage clock signed Drocourt, eight day, calendar and alarm, France, dated 1868.
A fine gorge case carriage clock signed Drocourt, eight day, calendar and alarm, France, dated 1868. Sophisticated travelling clock by the French maker Drocourt. Very fine engraved fire gilt case, bevelled glass panels and a repeat button . The mask dial fully engraved, enamel dial and three subsidiary dials displaying day, alarm and date. Breguet hands. High quality clock with an eight-day movement, striking and alarm on gong. Push repeat with button on the top. Signed, numbered and dated: Drocourt, no 6859, 1868. HxWxD 14,5x9,5x8,5 cm (excluding handle). Price € 12.500,-- The Manufacture Drocourt The Manufacture Drocourt is a French watch factory in Saint-Nicolas d'Aliermont specializing in carriage clocks. The company had branches in Paris at Rue Debelleyme 28 and in the Rue de Limoges. The proprietors Pierre and Alfred Drocourt produced high quality ornamental carriage clocks and received numerous awards and medals at the exhibitions in Paris. Around 1870 Pierre Drocourt s son Alfred took over the business. .... The Drocourt clocks usually carry the initials "DC" and the model of a carriage clock in an oval as a stamp on the plate. There are, however, also "secret" signatures on the inside of the plate, reading "Drocourt Paris"....Source: https://watch-wiki.org/index.php?title=Manufacture_Drocourt