Holingue Freres Gorge Carriage Clock
Holingue Freres Gorge Carriage Clock
Holingue Freres Gorge Carriage Clock
Holingue Freres Gorge Carriage Clock
Holingue Freres Gorge Carriage Clock
Holingue Freres Gorge Carriage Clock

Holingue Freres Gorge Carriage Clock

c. 1865 Paris

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£2,200 gbp
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A gilded brass gorge cased carriage clock by Holingue frères. The eight-day duration movement strikes the hours and half-hours on a bell with a push repeat button to the top of the case and has a matt gilt-brass platform lever escapement in a layout typical of this maker, with a club-tooth 'scape wheel and numbered to the underside, 3984. The backplate is stamped with typical Holingue/Drocourt markings along with the serial number 2311, whilst the inside of the movement plates is stamped with the roulant blanc (rough movement) number 8642; both numbers corresponding to the correct Holingue/Drocourt sequence, with the front of the frontplate stamped H.L. for Holingue.
The white enamel dial has black Roman hour numerals, dots on the outer aspect for each five-minute interval and blued steel moon hands. The rear of the dial is signed for the dialmaker Adolphe Mojon, more details of whom can be found in the Drocourt Exhibition catalogue of 2014 accessible through my website.
The gorge case is typical in style of those used by this maker with the more squat five-bail handle as opposed to that used by Jacot.
The Holingue brothers, Jean-Francois and Louis, were fine makers of carriage clocks, having taken over the Saint-Nicolas-d’Aliermont business of their father Jean-Baptiste in the mid-1840s, following a short period of Jean-Francois working alone as Holingue fils. They supplied many of the top makers of the period with both movements and complete clocks including Paul Garnier, Moise Bolviller, Athanese Bourdin, Leroy and Drocourt. Alfred Drocourt bought the Saint-Nicolas house and workshops from the Holingue family in circa 1875 following the decision by Louis-Albert, son of Louis, to settle in Paris having married the daughter of the carriage clock maker Victor Reclus.
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Dimensions
Height 5.75 inch (14.60 cm)
Stock Code
1382
Signed/Inscribed
H.L. for Holingue freres
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