Pierre & Alfred Drocourt, Paris / Gustaf Wilhelm Linderoth, Stockholm, Movement No. 11477, Case No. 11477, Height 135 mm, circa 1880
A very fine quarter repeating carriage clock with "Grande Sonnerie" and alarm in its original leather-covered travelling case Case: brass, gilt, florally engraved, oval, florally engraved base and cornice, facet glazed on all sides, foliate cast handle. Dial: enamel, florally engraved gilt mask, radial Roman hours, small enamel chapter ring with Arabic numerals for alarm, signed, blued Breguet hands. Movm.: rectangular-shaped brass movement, gilt, signed: initials "DC", keywind, 2 hammers / 1 gong, 3 barrels for going train, hour strike and alarm, platform with English lever escapement, screw compensation balance.
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 Drocourts son Alfred took over the business. He also used the "blanc-roulants" (ebauches) by Henri Lemaille. 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". Among other destinations Drocourt exported his clocks to England, where they were sold under the name of the vendor. Other renowned companies like Henri Capt in Geneva, Le Roy et Fils in Paris and J. E. Caldwell in Philadelphia, USA also bought clocks from Drocourt. Source: http://watch-wiki.org/index.php?title=Manufacture_Drocourt, as of 02/27/2012
Gustaf Wilhelm Linderoth (1816-1871) Gustaf Wilhelm Linderoth was born November 23, 1816 in Umeá and died April 5, 1871. He was clockmaker to the court in Stockholm; in 1844 he was granted the privilege to establish a clock factory in Stockholm, where he employed a staff of 19 workers by the following year. His wife continued the business after Linderoth’s death.
Estimate 2,600 - 4,000 €
Price Realised 3,300 €
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