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About the object
A pillared carriage clock, very much in the English style by Delépine-Barrois, previously Delépine-Canchy succesors to Honoré Pons, who at this time were also supplying movements, and complete clocks, for Jacot to finish.
The eight-day duration movement is fitted with a platform lever escapement which is stamped with the initials 'G.V.' as seen on the platforms of other Delépine carriage clocks and numbered to the underside 95286. The movement strikes the hours and half-hours on a gong and has a push button to the top to repeat the strike of the last hour at will. The backplate is stamped with the serial number 2015 and has a hand setting arrow of a design used by Delépine.
The gilded dial has black Roman hour numerals, blued steel spade hands and has an integral gilded surround.
The gilded pillared case has a silvered handle insert and silvered pillars.
The case style is a smaller, but almost identical, version of that used by Alfred Drocourt for a giant grande-sonnerie, stock number 1332.