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French miniature timepiece with 4 Sevres porcelain panels - Details:

Miniture French paneled timepiece This 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 escapement.

The gilding and panels are in excellent original condition and it is in good operating condition. The movement and case are numbered 14612.

Sevres 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 1870.

Dimensions: Height is 3.75" to top of handle.

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