Striking Gorge Carriage Clock (c. 1893 Paris)

Striking Gorge Carriage Clock
Title Striking Gorge Carriage Clock
Country of Origin Paris
Dated c. 1893
Classification HENRI JACOT (worked 1820-1920)
Condition Excellent
Dimensions 5.50inch high (13.97 cm high)
Description / Expertise

Henri Jacot, Paris: a small Gorge carriage clock. The eight-day duration movement strikes and repeats the hours on a gong and has a silvered platform lever escapement stamped to the underside with the number 12405. The backplate is stamped with the Henri Jacot trademark, a South African Grey parrot on a perch with the initials H.J. either side, along with the serial number 10229, and stamped 'Paris', the inside of the plates are stamped with the Jacot oval poincon showing the various exposition award dates, the last on this example being the silver medal at Paris 1878. The white enamel dial has black Roman numerals, Arabic outer five-minute numerals and blued steel moon hands. The base and lower rim of the gorge case are both stamped with a repeat of the serial number 10229, giving a date of manufacture of circa 1893.

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