A Fine Sèvres Style Porcelain Mounted Carriage Clock by Alfred Drocourt, with an engraved Cannalee style case and Push Button Repeat.
The backplate stamped ‘D.C’. and serial number ‘8526’.
The clock having an eight-day twin-train movement striking on a gong, with a silvered platform lever escapement.
This superb carriage clock has a Sèvres Style inset rectangular porcelain dial finely painted with an 18th century genre scene depicting a young girl playing with a puppy to the centre within a circular chapter ring with Roman Numerals and elaborate gilt half hour markers and blued steel spade hands, below is a confirming scene of a man conversing with his wife whilst she is spinning yarn, within gilt scroll and blue ground borders, the upper margin with a continuation of the scene. The gilt cannelee case with a hinged carrying handle over a floral scroll engraved top inset with an oval porcelain panel painted with a woman with a spinning wheel, the sides similarly embellished with genre scenes; the back with a bevel-glazed rear door and entwined leaf engraved caddy moulded corner uprights, over a conforming rococo scroll engraved base.
With a tooled leather covered travelling case and key.
French, Circa 1870.