Alfred Drocourt


One of the top makers of carriage clocks, Drocourt achieved worldwide recognition with their quality workmanship and complicated movements. Pierre & Alfred Drocourt were France's leading makers from the middle of the 19th century through to the late Victorian era. They had a factory in Saint-Nicolas-d'Ailermont, which was regarded as the most important town for carriage clock manufacturing. The majority of their clocks would go to their Paris premises and there dispersed amongst the world's top retailers of the time.

They exhibited at the major exhibitions of the Nineteenth Century, winning a bronze medal at Paris 1867, the Silver at Paris 1878 and the gold at Paris in 1889. The son, Alfred, succeeded his father Pierre sometime in the 1870's.

Allix, Charles and Bonnert, Peter, ‘Carriage Clocks, Their history and development’, Antique Collectors Club, 1974