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French carriage clock with 4 Sevres porcelain panels
beautiful French carriage clock is encased in a fully
engraved gilded gorge case with four Sevres porcelain
panels. All panels are in excellent original condition
with split pearls bordering the face and covered with
beveled glass. A beveled oval glazed top displays
the original escapement. The engraving is detailed
and crisp with little sign of wear. The beveled glass
distorts the split pearls on the left side.
The movement strikes the hour and 1/2 hour on a gong,
has an alarm, and repeats the hour with a button on
the top. The base is stamped ‘H.A.’ surrounded by
‘Brevettes, G.D.’ and numbered 1178.
porcelain is widely known to be both the French porcelain
of royalty and the royal porcelain of France. The
first soft paste porcelain Sevres items, known as
Vincennes, were begun in 1738 at the Chateau de Vincennes
southeast of Paris. Former workmen from the Chantilly
ceramics works started the factory. Close ties to
the French court enabled the Sevres factory to expand
the manufacture as well as to monopolize porcelain
production in France in the early years.
Circa: 1880. Dimensions: 7" high to top of handle.
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