A Fine Gilt-Bronze and Sèvres-Style Porcelain Mantel Clock.
The bell striking movement (No.1068) is stamped with the monogram ‘AV Horlogerie, Paris’, and the clock has a Brocot escapement.
With a four inch porcelain dial painted at the centre with a putto, and surrounded by Roman numerals within a ‘jewelled’ gilt and bleu celeste border.
The richly chased gilt-bronze cast case is surmounted by a porcelain oval portrait miniature of an Eighteenth Century lady. The bowed sides of the clock case are inset with porcelain panels painted with love and musical trophies within ‘jewelled’ gilt and bleu celeste borders. The front of the clock case inset with ten further porcelain panels, similarly painted with flowers, figures and portraits, all within ‘jewelled’ gilt and bleu celeste borders.
French, Circa 1870.