Antique French Sevrés Porcelain Clock Set - A D Mougin
~ French - Circa 1880 ~
~~ Excellent original condition ~~
Very pretty Sevrés style porcelain and gilt clock set. Cream ground porcelain is delicately painted with floral swags and ribbons. The dial has numerals modelled as cartouches outlined in over glaze gilt. The main panel depicts a courting scene, finely painted with a young couple. The vases are decorated with flowers and birds, with a panel beneath with country scenes. The clock is surmounted by a porcelain vase and a pair of birds around a nest - an allegory of love and courtship.
The clock is complete with its original gesso bases which we have recovered with red velvet.
The movement is by A D Mougin and is of the usual high quality with rack striking. It is in clean and fully working condition - runs for 8 days and strikes on a bell.
Condition of the gilding is very good - it has bubbled and mellowed with age - but looks great as you can see in the pictures. There are no repairs or losses. The porcelain is in excellent condition - there is some slight wear to the over glaze gilt decoration, this is much better than usual however. The bases are original to the clock set, we have recovered them with red velvet. There are some minor loses of gilt from the gesso. The pendulum and bell are original, we have replaced the gilt hands.
Very pretty porcelain clock set !
Dimensions of clock (inc base): Height 18", Width
9 1/2", Depth
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