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Antique Miniature French DROCOURT of PARIS Carriage Clock Timepiece Number 28638

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Seller: cgfclocks (1,874) 100%, Location: GB, Ships to: GB & many other countries, Item: 381764175462 French Antique 8 day Miniature French Porcelain Panel Carriage Clock Timepiece by Drocourt of Paris and Saint Nicolas d'Aliermont PLEASE VIEW OUR BAY SHOP FOR OTHER ITEMS WE HAVE FOR SALE BY CLICKING ON : IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO VIEW THE ITEM OR HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CALL US ON 01829 733028 DESCRIPTION: This is a lovely antique 8 day French Carriage Clock timepiece by the renowned Drocourt of Paris and Saint Nicolas d'Aliermont. Drocourt was regarded as a makers of very fine carriage clocks and one of the leading Parisian clockmakers of the period, and won a Gold Medal at the 1889 Paris Exhibition. Biography 'Pierre Drocourt, born 1819, founded the Drocourt clock making business in Paris in 1853 with his son Alfred, born 1847, taking over in 1872. The blanc roulants to the clocks were made at their workshops in Saint Nicolas d'Aliermont, a town outside of Dieppe, before being finished at the workshops in Paris at Rue Debelleyme 28, previously Rue Limoges 8'. It has a pretty brass case with bevelled glass to all four sides and the top. The top has a lovely shaped handle. The dial is set out with very fine Roman numerals with small fine red Arabic numerals above. The clock is wound and the hands adjusted from the rear, as can be seen from the photographs. The clock is complete with a double ended winding key. Access to the movement is via the door to the rear. The clock is also in good working order. The movement is stamped with the letters 'D' and 'C' with a carriage clock between them inside an oval which is the trademark for Drocourt of Paris and Saint Nicolas d'Aliermont. it is also stamped with the word 'PARIS' and the serial number '28638' this number is also stamped on the underside of the case. The 'HANDS' indicator and 'Slow, Fas' regulation are engraved in English meaning the clock was made for export across the Channel. DIMENSIONS: The approximate MAXIMUM dimensions are: - 9.5 cm high with handle up - 8 cm high with handle down - 5 cm across the front of the clock - 4.5 cm deep CONDITION: The clock is in lovely condition. The brass case is also in nice condition and is a nicely aged mellow colour and has age related marks. According to personal taste it could be polished back to shiny brass. The clock is also in good working order. The clock is complete with a double ended winding key. This is a wonderful opportunity to purchase a superb carriage clock, by a highly renowned maker so happy bidding. If you have time please check out my other items! Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions on 01829 733028. Payment: Please ensure payment is made within 2 days of the end of the auction and collection is made within 14 days. Payment methods listed. For collection in person, cash on collection. Please email any other questions before bidding and only bid if you are serious about buying. Unless prior arrangements have been made all items to be collected within 14 days. Postage: POSTAGE IS TO ENGLAND WALES AND PARTS OF SCOTLAND, EXCLUDING THE HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS. Please note that there is a surcharge of £10 for delivery to: The Highlands and Islands of Scotland Postcodes IV, HS, KA27-28, KW, PA20-49, PA60-78, PH17-26, PH30-44, PH49-50, ZE and also Northern Island, Isle of Man and Isles of Scilly. Postcodes BT, IM, TR21-25. Ref: carriage clock 62 Powered by eBay Turbo Lister Condition: Please see photographs and description. The clock is in lovely condition. The brass case is also in nice condition and is a nicely aged mellow colour and has age related marks. According to personal taste it could be polished back to shiny brass. The clock is also in good working order. The clock is complete with a double ended winding key., Age: Antique, Pre-1900, Type: Mantel/ Carriage Clock, Sub-Type: Carriage Clock, Style/ Origin/ Theme: Victorian, Material: Brass, Features: 8-Day

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