DROCOURT, PARIS, N° 11261. A very rare giant grande-sonnerie carriage clock in an enamelled gorge case made for Tiffany Read & Cie Paris. (French, )

DROCOURT, PARIS, N° 11261. A very rare giant grande-sonnerie carriage clock in an enamelled gorge case made for Tiffany Read & Cie Paris.
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DROCOURT, PARIS, N° 11261. A very rare giant grande-sonnerie carriage clock in an enamelled gorge case made for Tiffany Read & Cie Paris.

OriginFrench
DateCirca 1880
A very rare giant grande-sonnerie carriage clock in an enamelled gorge case made for Tiffany Read & Cie Paris.

The gilded giant gorge case is beautifully decorated with a cream enamel ground having a leaf and floral decoration, with three position strike selector in the base. The dial mask en suite with a white enamel dial, Roman numerals with outside Arabic minutes at five minute intervals, seconds chapter at XII o’clock, gilt hands and signed for Tiffany Read & Cie Paris; below a rectangular aperture for three subsidiary dials showing day of the week, date of the month and centred by an alarm set dial. The substantial two train spring barrel grande-sonnerie movement with repeat button bearing the mark of Drocourt and numbered 11261, with a large silvered platform lever escapement and compensated balance. The clock comes with a ‘giant’ numbered winding key.

Height: 8 in (19.6 cm)
With handle up: 9 ½ in (24.2 cm)
Width: 5 ⅝ in (14.25 cm)
Depth: 4 ⅝ in (11.75 cm)

* This type of case decoration, very much in the style of Tiffany, has not as yet been seen on a giant French carriage clock.

HW5828

Signed / Inscribed

Drocourt 11261