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Drocourt Engraved Gorge Cased Repeating Carriage Clock

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Seller: clockbroker (117) 100%, Location: Mansfield, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 122213393527 Condition: Excellent condition. Restored movement in perfect working order., Details: DROCOURT ENGRAVED GORGE CASED REPEATING CARRIAGE CLOCK This is a superb carriage clock of French manufacture dating from the last quarter of the nineteenth century which can be confidently attributed to one of the best makers of their time ,Drocourt. Pierre & Alfred Drocourt were one of the top makers of carriage clocks in the mid to late Victorian period, having a factory at Saint-Nicolas-d’Ailermont in France, which was the most important town for carriage clock manufacture at the time. They also had premises in Paris at Rue Debelleyme 28 and Rue de Limoges. Pierre & Alfred Drocourt made superb carriage clocks that were often decorative and were awarded numerous medals at exhibitions, such as the Bronze Medal at Paris 1867, the Silver at Paris 1878 and the gold at Paris in 1889. The son, Alfred Drocourt, succeeded his father Pierre Drocourt sometime in the 1870s Please see the excellent article by Leigh Extence who has conducted in depth research into this firm. Although unstamped by Drocourt this clock has all the features they used including the Blanc Roulant provided by HL and has his stamp of the front plate.The back plate is numbered 4737 and the base plate is also stamped 30194 These numbers are repeated on the inside of the front plate. The lever platform ,style of engraving and the slow/fast indicator engraving is also typical as is the shallow angled plate over the going train spring barrel. I have supplied several images of the movement so collectors can confirm my findings. The style and type of case is also typical being of Gorge style which is beautifully engraved on all sides.The fully engraved back door and oval glass over the platform are also typical of Drocourt. The quality of this clock is outstanding and of a very good size being only 5 3/4 inches tall to the top of the handle just under 3 1/2 inches wide and 3 deep.I have shown it next to a standard sized carriage clock for size comparison The white porcelain dial is 2 inches in diameter and is in perfect condition.The gilded mask is also well engraved. The beautifully made 8 day duration movement strikes the hours and half hours on a bell and has an alarm.The clocks also has repeat facility activated by a button on top of the case The overall condition is excellent as can be seen from the images having been professionally cleaned and serviced . The vast majority of the original gilding has been retained and the colour excellent. The bevelled glass is perfect and the lever platform escapement original. I am sure that the condition will delight the most discerning customer. The photographs are not particularly flattering and potential buyers are very welcome to view the clock t0o see how nice it is in the flesh My direct contact details are at the very bottom of most of my listings. Should the buy it now price be paid in full I will deliver and set up and provide a 12 months guarantee free of charge in England,Wales and the Scottish lowlands. Any lesser offers that may be accepted will be considered a trade sale and the clock sold as described with shipping the responsibility of the buyer. I will ship this clock worldwide Domestic buyers are requested to use an alternative means of payment to Pay Pal if at all possible Guesstimate shipping costs are as follows; Europe £40 USA £75 Asia and Australia £130 Alternative means of payment to Pay Pal are prefered if at all possible.Goods will not be shipped unles paid for in full Ebay and Pay pal cxharges are incurred on shipping and these with be added to the total shipping costs.Most items will be shipped worlwide and generally by UPS or similar service which is tracked and signed for.I will not sent items which are not tracked and signed for.Collection is available.Delivery is possible depending on your location for reasonable expences.Goods will be packed as well as possible which will increase charges slightly due to larger box sizes but no-one wants the item damaged.NO COURIER WILL INSURE ANTIQUES SO PLEASE THAT IN MIND.PLEASE TAKE OUT YOUR OWN SEPERATE INSURANCE IF YOU REQUIRE IT. Please ask all questions before bidding.Items can be viewed prior to sale.Please do not on items if you do not intention of completing the transaction.Contact me if you have any problems as I want you to buy again.If you see an item and require a little time to pay please get in touch and terms may be arranged to our mutual satisfaction I have been involved in antique clocks and barometers for nearly 30 years with customers worldwide although I am new to Ebay.I firmly believe that business should be done with integrity and honesty.I prefer genuine and untouched items and will sell them as such to keep costs down.We have no intention of misleading our customers in any way and will provide the best service possible.If you encounter any problems then please get in touch. We can be contacted on 07970 298 181 or by email at Save time & money with FREE Auctiva Image Hosting.Create listings that get noticed! with Auctiva's 1,800+ Templates. Auctiva, The complete eBay Selling Solution.

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