Superb quality French striking carriage clock by Henry Jacot of Paris c1895. Elegantly proportioned brass case with cast handle. Bevelled panels and oval top window displaying its jewelled lever platform escapement. Black roman numerals and minute ring on a pristine white enameled dial with blued steel hands. A twin barrel 8-day duration movement striking the hours and half-hours on a coiled gong. Backplate stamped with the Henry Jacot trademark and dial-plate stamped (last images). Supplied with double-ended brass key. Height is 13.25 cm excluding handle (18 cm with handle), width is 9.25 cm and depth 8 cm. Excellent time-keeper. A fabulous example.
Fully cleaned and serviced but retaining its antique brass patina. The clock's movement is covered by a 6-month warranty in the UK.
Henri Jacot (senior) began to build carriage clocks around 1820. His workshop was in Paris at Rue de Montmorency 31. As was common at the time, he used ebauches "blanc-roulants" from workshops in Saint Nicolas d'Aliermont, which were for example created by Henri Lemaille and Baveux Frères. The clocks were marked with Jacot’s parrot mark (jacot is French for parrot) and the initials "HJ". Henri Jacot died on July 31 in 1868 and his nephew (also called Henri) became his successor in the business. The Jacots won a large number of gold, silver and bronze medals at different exhibitions and the quality of their carriage clocks was always outstanding. The company closed in 1920. For an overview of the development of the carriage clock visit our Maker's History pages.
Striking Carriage Clock by Henry Jacot Paris No.17803 c.1895
This clock is in excellent condition. No chips or cracks to the enamelled dial or beveled glass panels. No damage to the brass case which retains a lovely antique brass patina. Please see images as these form an important part of the description.