One of the top makers of carriage clocks, Drocourt
has achieved worldwide recognition with their quality workman ship
and complicated movements. Pierre & Alfred Drocourt were France'
leading makers from the middle of the 19th century through to the
late Victorian era. They had a factory in Saint-Nicolas-d'Ailermont,
which was regarded as the most important town for carriage clock
manufacturing. The majority of their clocks would go to their Paris
premises and dispersed amongst the world's top retailers of that
time. They exhibited at the major exhibitions winning a bronze medal
at Paris 1867, the Silver at Paris 1878 and the gold at Paris in
1889. The son, Alfred, succeeded his father Pierre sometime in the
This particular carriage clock is known as a Gorge. It has a highly
complicated Grande Sonnerie movement. The nice feature with this
particular clock is it strikes on two original Nickel silver bells
rather than the later gong
The underside of the clock has a lever for either full Grande Sonnerie
( striking the hours and quarters at each quarter)
strike silent and petite Sonnerie ( quarter striking)
The movement has just been restored through our workshops.
Height 7" Handle up
Height 5.5" Handle down
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