A rare and unusual French brass and champlevé enamel grande and petite sonnerie carriage clock with Chinese duplex escapement
By Drocourt, No. 30089, circa 1900
In an Anglaise Riche case decorated all over with polychrome enamel foliage, the dial with white enamel chapter ring with Roman numerals and a subsidiary below for the alarm, the twin train movement with finely engraved Chinese duplex platform escapement, stamped to the backplate with Drocourt's oval cachet, No. 30089, and to the centre with two Chinese characters in a roundel, with push/repeat on two gongs, the base with lever and engraved 'FULL STRIKING / SILENT / STRIKING' and also numbered, together with its leather travelling case
20.5cm. high. 1 case. 1 key. Illustrated
Pierre and Alfred Drocourt had a Paris-based business with a manufactory at Saint Nicolas d'Aliermont. Successive medal winners at the International Exhibitions during the second half of the nineteenth century, their carriage clocks are always of the best quality.
£1,500 - 2,500