A superb crisp example of a repeating carriage clock with alarm made by H. Jacot Paris. The 8 day movement strikes the hours on a gongs and repeats the hour on pressing the pusher on the top of the case. The gilt brass case is of the finest type used regularly by the best makers and is known as a ‘Gorge’ design.
The white enamel dial is painted with Roman numerals with an outer minute track of Arabic numerals. The hands are blued steel ‘Breguet Moon’ hands as used regularly by Jacot. The silvered frosted platform is of a design common to H. Jacot and Drocourt clocks and is of very high quality. It is fitted with a straight tooth English lever escapement with fish tail pallets and butterfly steel end piece.
The movement is stamped behind the dial mask with the oval H.Jacot stamp showing medals being awarded in 1855 and 1862. This enables us to date the clock with the number of ‘2193’ to somewhere between 1862 and 1867 when the next medal was won. There is also a mark on the bottom of the front plate which I believe to be that of Alfred Baveux ‘A. B & D’. Baveux is reported to have been one of the finest makers of blancs-roulants (unfinished ebauche movements) and a regular supplier to H.Jacot. The number 1521 stamped on the dial false plate can be assumed to be that of Baveux.
This very fine clock is supplied with it’s original key.
This clock is now sold.