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miniature timepiece with 4 Sevres porcelain panels
miniature French timepiece is in a fully engraved
gilded gorge case with (4) Sevres porcelain panels
and a beveled oval glazed top over the original lever
The gilding and panels are in excellent original condition
and it is in good operating condition. The movement
and case are numbered 14612.
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.
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 .
Height is 3.75" to top of handle.
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