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Achille Brocot

1817-1874

Achille Brocot was a French clockmaker and amateur mathematician. He is known for his discovery of the Stern–Brocot tree, a mathematical structure useful in approximating real numbers by rational numbers, this sort of approximation is an important part of the design of gear ratios for clocks. Several improvements in clock design were attributed to Brocot. He invented the "Brocot Suspension", which enabled time keeping to be regulated by altering the length of the pendulum suspension spring by a key turned in the dial.

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Creator: Achille Brocot
Ormolu and Sevres Porcelain Antique French Clock by Achille Brocot
By Achille Brocot
Located in Belper, Derbyshire
A stunning original antique French clock by the renown maker Achille Brocot. It features exquisite Sèvres Style porcelain with pompadour rose pink ground. Beautifully modelled in the...
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19th Century French Louis XVI Antique Achille Brocot

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Ormolu

Ormolu and Sevres Porcelain Antique French Clock by Achille Brocot
By Achille Brocot
Located in Belper, Derbyshire
A magnificent ormolu (finely gilded bronze) and Sèvres style porcelain clock by renown maker Achille Brocot. It is mounted with delicately painted Sèvres style porcelain with a pompadour rose pink ground. The urn to the top features Marie Leczinska, Queen of France and wife of Louis XV. To the sides are portraits of his mistresses, Madame du Barry and Madame de Pompadour, delicately painted on porcelain orbs...
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19th Century French Louis XV Antique Achille Brocot

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Ormolu

Very Rare 19th Century Coromandel Veneered Year-Running Clock by Thomas Cole
By Achille Brocot, Thomas Cole (Clockmaker)
Located in London, GB
A Superb Coromandel-Veneered Mantle Clock The case constructed of very well-figured Coromandel giving the maximum amount of decorative effect, with gilt bronze accents; the plinth base of rectangular form, with everted stepped corners, and precisely chased gilt bronze figures, two representing Mercury-the god of travel and merchants with his winged helmet and coin purse in hand; the others representing Fortuna-the goddess of luck; the sides glazed, with mooresque arcaded pierced mounts enclosing a vase, in gilt bronze with overlapping palm trees above: the top of domed form with an octagonal platform, surmounted by an architectural dome, its engraved detail and structure reminiscent of Byzantine prototypes. The silvered chapter ring with Roman numerals for the hours, and within an arabesque dial divided into quadrants, with the key aperture at 6 o'clock. Below, the manual calendar, and a semi-circular thermometer. The dial signed by the retailer "Hunt & Roskell / London." The mechanism replaced with a one-year duration movement by Achille Brocot. English, circa 1860 A closely related clock, by Thomas Cole, though not bearing his signature, with a case of identical form and differing bronze decoration, previously with Butchoff. A third known coromandel-veneered example, also unsigned, is discussed by John...
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19th Century English Antique Achille Brocot

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Achille Brocot furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Achille Brocot furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Achille Brocot furniture, although gold editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original furniture by Achille Brocot were created in the neoclassical style in europe during the 19th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Eugene-Antoine Aizelin, Copeland, and Wedgwood. Prices for Achille Brocot furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $2,894 and can go as high as $108,302, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $34,500.

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